Frozen Snow Dough

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Sensory dough is one of our favorite ways to play.  We love concocting play dough, salt dough, and sensory doughs of all kinds.  This months dough in the Sensory Dough series is a snow dough.  We knew that we had to create a dough to go along with one of our favorite pretend play themes…Frozen!

What is snow dough?  

Snow dough is any “fake snow” type of sensory material.  There are a lot of snow recipes out there.  We’ve made one with shaving cream before.  Snow dough is a great way to encourage pretend play with a sensory twist when the weather is too cold to get outside to play in the real snow…or if you’re in an area without snow.  
Sensory snow dough is fun for pretend play and indoor snow fun!


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Frozen Pretend Play Sensory Snow Dough Recipe

I have a couple of Frozen obsessed little girls.  So, when I told them we were making Frozen Snow Dough, there were shouts of excitement.  (And a few rounds of “Let it Snowwwwww!” …that’s a good one for our snow dough…)

How to make Snow Dough for sensory Play:

This is a seriously easy sensory recipe to put together.  I had the idea for this recipe when I thought of my sugar cookies.  To make the royal icing, I use my KitchenAid mixer and mix mix mix for a long time.  This snow dough recipe calls for a just three ingredients:
3 cups baby powder

1/2 cup warm water
2 Tbsp vegetable oil

Slowly pour the baby powder into the mixing bowl.  Add the warm water one tablespoon at a time with the mixer running on it’s lowest setting.  The powder will puff up in the air if you turn the mixer up too high, too quickly.  I draped a dish towel over the mixer because even on the lowest setting, the powder clouded up a bit.  After all of the water is mixed in, add the two tablespoons of oil.  At this point, the mixture should be a crumbly texture.
Turn the mixer speed up to a medium speed and let the mixer run for 4-5 minutes.  You could definitely mix this dough by hand, but the mixer added more fluff to the sensory dough.

This snow dough is ready for some sensory play!

I poured the snow dough on a low tray and added glass gems, clear marbles, and blue glass gems to get it ready for the Frozen theme sensory play.  

My girls got into the Frozen theme pretend play right away.

This dough is mold-able and you can form little snowballs or even build a snowman.
We built Elsa’s ice castle and decorated it with the gems.

The two sisters that live in my house pulled out their Frozen figures sisters and had SO much fun playing Frozen.  The pretend play that happened in this small world was so much fun to watch!

This snow dough was the perfect sensory play activity for when there’s a wintery blizzard outside.
When we were finished with our pretend play, we packaged up the snow dough and delivered it to friends who are also huge Frozen fans.  Pass on the sensory play!
This is part of the 12 months of Sensory Dough series on Lemon Lime Adventures.  You can follow along on the Sensory Dough Pinterest board for more sensory dough fun.
Stop by and see what the other bloggers in the series made for their take on Snow Dough: 
Experimenting with Snow Dough | Lemon Lime Adventures
Snow Dough Science | Raising Lifelong Learners
Edible Snow Dough | Wildflower Ramblings
Arctic Small World Snow Dough | Best Toys 4 Toddlers
Fizzy, Frozen Snow Dough | It’s A Long Story
Frozen Inspired Snow Dough | The Pleasantest Thing

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