hello snow dough!

snow dough creative fine art the messy artistWe 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.  

Snow Dough:

  • 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.making snow dough 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. kids art class elementary middle high school nj snow dough kids art fun projectWe set it out on trays, with sticks to use for the children that are more tentative about getting their fingers messy. fine art classes for kids north nj snow dough kids project winter 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? snow dough snowman art party and class nj snow dough cubes the messy artist nj

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Author: hellokidsart

The Messy Artist is a special place to create art. We offer year-round art classes for children 18 months through adulthood. In addition to art classes from September through June, we offer summer art camp and Drop-In and Play art activities for kids between our regular sessions. Our bright, colorful studio is also the perfect place for a kid’s birthday party! The Messy Artist children’s art center was created and designed by Owner/Director Donna Bernstein, a professional educator and artist. The curriculum is inspired and guided by Donna’s teaching experience and research in child development, as well as her passion for art. At The Messy Artist, art lessons for kids entertain and enrich their brains, bodies, and hearts.

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