We recently learned about this wonderful tactile sensory mixture called snow dough. Even though we have been getting more than enough snow outside here in the northeast United States, we love playing with it INSIDE! It is very simple to make as only two ingredients are needed: shaving cream and baking soda. That’s it! We like to sprinkle some glitter on it to give it some extra visual interest, but that is optional.
- Get a large container and spray out ½ – 1 can of shaving cream into it. If you are making this with kids, they will enjoy helping with this part.
- Then slowly add ½ – 1 box of baking soda into the shaving cream. Adding more baking soda makes it thicker and more moldable, while less creates a looser consistency.
Sprinkle on some glitter when done mixing if desired. The snow dough will “set” and get thicker over time. The shaving cream and baking soda also create a reaction that causes the snow dough to get cooler as time goes by – making it more like real snow and surprising the kids when they touch it. We set it out on trays, with sticks to use for the children that are more tentative about getting their fingers messy. Children (and their adult caregivers) really enjoy exploring this fun mixture. We’ve seen lots of snowmen and snow blocks created. Have you tried snow dough? What do you do with it?