Friday, January 13, 2012

Two Kinds of Snow Dough

There has been a lot of buzz about Snow Dough lately!!! You ask, "What is Snow Dough?", basically it is White Play Dough.  There are a lot of recipes floating around claiming to be the best recipe for Snow Dough and we tried a few of them.  It came down to two recipes and one that was ultimately our favorite! Keep reading to find out our Favorite Snow Dough!  My daughter and I had a lot of FUN playing with Snow Dough and here are some of our creations:  snowmen, snow snails, and snow caterpillars!  It is definitely fun to add pipe cleaners, buttons, beans, and beads!!!



The Snow Dough pictured on the left is from Family Fun Magazine and you can click here for the recipe. This recipe makes a nice modeling compound and it is made with flour as its main ingredient.  It claims if you put white tempera paint in it that it will make it white,  but not as white as our favorite! This recipe is a cook play dough recipe.

Our Favorite Snow Dough:
The Snow Dough on the right is from the The Imagination Tree (one of my favorite blogs!!!) and you can click here for the recipe.  This recipe uses corn starch (or corn flour) for its main ingredient which makes it a wonderful bright white!  I believe it is the whitest of all the recipes we tried.  This dough is much more smooth and silkier which is always a plus! (it could be the addition of glycerin)  We definitely enjoyed this recipe the best! Oh, and more..... this recipe is is a no-cook play dough recipe and Gluten Free!


With both recipes you can add iridescent glitter and snowflake sequins which adds a sparkly touch!  Both recipes make a great sensory experience for working out tiny fingers.  So whatever ingredients you have on hand I'd suggest you try one of these fab recipes for Snow Dough!


We had so much fun with Snow Dough we decided to pack up some snow dough for our friends along with the accessories of pipe cleaners, beads, beans, toothpicks, and some snowflake sequins.  Our friends had a blast with this and my daughter played with her snow dough for three days straight! Snow Dough makes some great pretend snow play for those of you out there who don't have any snow!!!


Hope you have fun with Snow Dough too! I'm sure you will!!! Let me know if you find (or have) a secret recipe for Snow Dough that you and your children enjoy!

10 comments:

  1. Ahh, I was reading this thinking "I hope she tried mine!" and you DID! Thank you! It's also great because it's gluten free, which I only realised when a reader pointed it out afterwards :-) Your creations are beautiful and i LOVE that you gave them as a gift- perfect!

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    1. Thank you Anna and thanks for the inspiration! We had a lot of fun and look forward to more play dough posts from you!

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  2. We just got a little dusting of snow last night and the kids are so excited about it. I think they would love some new white sparkly pay dough. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Your welcome! We got blasted with snow today after no snow! This dough is snow much fun and beautiful1 Enjoy!

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  3. I've been reading about Snow Dough and saving links to try. Your post sounds definitive and I'm sold! I'm making it this weekend. Thanks!!!
    ~April www.primarylearninglogs.blogspot.com

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    1. Hope you enjoy making the snow dough! This is the first year we made it an we are sold too!

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  4. In Italy it is called "Did├▓ natural." I use this recipe http://brucomela.blogspot.com/2010/02/simil-dido.html
    Now gurardo also recipes that you mentioned!
    thanks Arianna

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  5. After we run our errands we are going to try this! I have to add cornstarch to my shopping list!

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  6. What a fabulous idea. I'm going to try this this week. Thanks!

    ❀Barbara❀
    Grade ONEderful

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