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2-Ingredient Snow Dough

What’s better than snow? Snow Dough! The joy of snow without the cold and the wet. Making yours is super easy and requires only two ingredients!

2-ingredient snow dough

You Will Need:

  • Cornstarch
  • Cheap White Conditioner
  • Glitter
  • Medium Bowl
  • Stirrer
  • Mason Jar
  • Ribbon
  • Scissors

To Begin:

  1. In a Medium Mixing Bowl combine 1 cup of cornstarch and 1/2 cup of conditioner together. We’re using Suave Coconut Conditioner. Make sure whatever conditioner you choose smells how you would like the dough to smell. If you’re sensitive to smells try using a scentless conditioner. While mixing, sprinkle in your favorite color(s) glitter. Add as much or as little as you’d like.
  2. With your stirring stick, stir together ingredients. If you find your dough is too sticky, sprinkle in cornstarch until the texture is as desired. If your dough is too dry, try adding a little more conditioner.
  3. When your dough is smooth, not too wet, and not too dry, it’s ready to handle.
  4. To keep our “Snow Dough” fresh we’ll put it in a tightly sealed mason jar.
  5. Cut and tie a cute ribbon around the neck of your mason jar.
  6. Gift or play!
snow dough

To Avoid the Mess:

  1. Pre-mix your snow in a large bowl, but leave out the glitter.
  2. Give each resident a Mason Jar and a paper plate.
  3. Allow them to scoop up their own snow dough and put it in their Mason Jar.
  4. With an array of glitter choices available, allow your residents to pick their favorite color(s) of glitter.
  5. With your resident’s paper plate in front of them, dump the dough out onto the plate. Sprinkle glitter on top of the dough. Mix thoroughly and play!
  6. Include googly eyes, toothpicks, and orange triangles cut from construction paper for your residents to build their own snowmen!
Snow Dough

Sensory Snow Bin:

  1. Place paper plates or wax paper out on a table for your residents.
  2. In a large bin/tray/unused litter box, combine and mix your cornstarch, conditioner, and glitter. Leave out in the middle of the table. I recommend a container that can be sealed.
  3. Supply tools to play in your Snow Dough. Shovels, pales, cookie cutters, rolling pins, and plastic cutlery.
  4. Allow your residents to play as they please!
Snow Dough

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2-Ingredient Snow Paint Snowman

Make your own Snow Paint Snowman with just 2 ingredients! All you need is shaving cream and a bottle of white glue – both are available at the dollar store. Snow Paint Snowman is a calming, motor skill-driven activity, but really, they’re just fun to make!

Snow Paint Snowman

You Will Need:

  • A Bowl
  • Paint Brushes
  • Bottle of White Glue
  • Bottle of Shaving Cream (not gel)
  • White Glitter
  • Colored Construction Paper
  • Ribbon
  • Buttons
  • Scissors

Making the Snow Paint

Snow Paint
  1. Prep by grabbing your bowl, white glue, a bottle of shaving cream and a paintbrush.
  2. Combine the entire bottle of glue into the bowl along with enough shaving cream to cover the glue. Do not use the whole bottle of shaving cream.
  3. Mix thoroughly with your paintbrush, adding more shaving cream if needed.
  4. You should be left with fluffy snow paint!

Prepping your Snowman

Snow Paint Snowman
  1. To begin, take out a black sheet of construction paper. If you have a hole punch handy, punch out roughly 7 circles per snowman and set aside.
  2. If you don’t have a hole punch, take out a black sheet of construction paper and fold it in half four times.
  3. With your scissors handy, cut out a small quarter-inch circle. Repeat if necessary.
  4. Next, you’ll want to take another black sheet of construction paper and cut out a hat for your snowman.
  5. Now, grab a sheet of orange construction paper. Cut a small carrot-shaped triangle from the paper.
  6. Choose 2-3 buttons for your snowman.
  7. Trim a piece of ribbon to 5 inches
  8. Grab glitter and set aside all of your items.

Making your Snowman

  1. Grab your favorite color construction paper.
  2. Using your paintbrush, scoop a big glob into the center of your brush, and begin painting the body for your snowman. We made this easier by adding two or three globs of snow paint to our paper and spreading them around to create the body and head.
  3. Don’t forget to add snow! Add snow paint to the “ground” in your painting, and maybe even a few snowflakes falling as well.
  4. Now we’ll decorate our snowman – grab some white glitter, empty some into your hand, pinch and sprinkle onto your snow.
  5. Add your snowman’s hat to the top of his head.
  6. Add his eyes using two black construction paper circles (2 large googly eyes if you have them). Do not press them into the “snow” – you won’t be able to see them as well.
  7. Add your snowman’s orange, triangle nose.
  8. Using 5 or so black circles, create your snowman’s smile.
  9. With your 2-3 buttons, drop them vertically down his chest.
  10. Grab your ribbon, tie a knot about a third of the way down the strand. With the shorter end in hand, place it over your snowman’s neck to give him a scarf.
Snow Paint Snowman

Give your Snowman about 2 days to fully dry. He should be left nice and fluffy!

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Resident Snow Globes

Resident Snow Globes

Happy Friday!! You’re going to love this fun, interactive craft!

You Will Need:

  • Printed Photo of you, your pet, or whatever you’d like in your snow globe.
  • Packing tape (Laminating Machine if you have one)
  • Smooth Surface Mason Jars
  • Clear Glue
  • Glitter
  • Confetti
  • Scissors
  • E6000

To Begin:

  1. First I printed out a picture of me front and back (the back-side mirrored) then cut to shape.
  2. For this next step, you can either laminate your cut-outs or do what we did and used packing tape!
  3. Lay your cut-out on a flat surface. With a few pieces of tape as long or wide as you need, lay them as flat as possible to the cut-out and table.
  4. Peel your cut-out up and flip it over.
  5. Next, repeat another layer of packing tape on the opposite side.
  6. You should be left with a sturdy, water-resistant image. Trim any excess tape off the cut-out.
  7. Grab your mason jar, fit your image inside of your jar and tape your image to the lip of the jar. Be sure some of the tape is wrapped around the outer lip so when the lid is screwed on it stays put.
  8. Next, fill the mason jar less than a third of the way with clear glue.
  9. Add glitter and confetti to your liking. Next, fill with water to the neck of the jar.
  10. Secure the lid, shake well, done!
  11. Once your jar is to your liking, glue the lid shut using industrial glue. I like to use E6000.
  12. Enjoy!!

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Sock Snowmen

Sock Snowmen
Sock Snowmen

Happy DIY-Day!! I can’t wait to show you how to make these adorably cute snowmen for this upcoming winter – they’re made from just socks and rice!

Supplies
Supplies

You Will Need:

  • Socks (One white, one colored)
  • A Cup
  • 1 lb bag of rice
  • 2-3 Buttons
  • Ribbon
  • Pom Pom
  • Black and Orange Marker
  • 2, 6-inch strands of twine
  • Scissors

To Begin:

  1. Begin by placing your white sock in your cup – wrap the opening of the sock around the lip of the cup to hold your sock open for you.
  2. Pour enough rice into your sock to make the body of your sock snowman – check your sock to make sure you have not too much nor too little.
  3. Using your twine, tie off the snowman’s body as close to the rice as possible. I usually triple-knot to make sure it doesn’t come undone.
  4. Next, with the help of a friend, hold open the opening of your sock and allow your friend to pour rice into your snowman to make the head.
  5. Like the body, we’ll use a strand of twine to tie off the head. Trim the hanging strands of twine.
  6. You should be left with a sock in the shape of a snowman – he’ll have a small tuft of fabric at the top of his head – you can either trim this or leave it as is. It will soon be covered with a hat!
  7. Next, we’ll grab our colorful sock and cut it in half – right at the arch of the sock.
  8. Using the toe-half of the sock, we’ll place this on top of our snowman’s head. Roll the bottom up to see his face.
  9. Using your black marker, mark two dots for his eyes, and a dotted half-crescent for the mouth.
  10. With the orange marker, draw a sideways triangle for the nose.
    (You can also use a small orange pompom if you have one – attach with hot glue)
  11. Next, we’ll add the scarf – you can either use the fabric from what’s leftover of your colorful scarf or use a pretty ribbon. The choice is yours!
  12. For this last step, we’ll heat up our hot glue gun and grab a couple of buttons. Then we’ll glue them to the front of our snowman.
  13. And finally, you have a cute and cuddly snowman!
Sock Snowmen
Sock Snowmen