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A winter sensory dough using only 2 ingredients! Encourage children to experiment with different textures while playing with snow dough.

Materials Needed:

  • 1/2 cup cornflour
  • shaving foam as needed
  • glitter (optional)
  • mixing bowl/container

What to do:

  • Add cornflour to mixing bowl.
  • Add glitter
  • Add shaving cream little by little until the dough is pliable and workable.

Hints and Tips:

  • Instead of shaving cream, lotion can be added instead.
  • Add vanilla or peppermint essence to make it smell nice.

Reference: 
Snow Dough, Fanatsvale Art Lab, November 14 2014

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Additional Info

  • Appropriate Age: 2 year+
  • Number of Children: Individual (1)
  • Developmental Milestones:

    Following direction to helping create the dough.

    Play and create with the dough.

    Listen and follow directions, ask questions.

    Manipulation of the dough, rip the paper in pieces, spoon movement.

    Play with others/share resources.

  • Play Based Learning: Sensory Play, Manipulative Play
  • Interest Areas: Sensory Play
  • Games Categories: Manipulation Games, Quiet Games, Sensory Games
  • EYLF Outcomes: Learning Outcome 1, Learning Outcome 2, Learning Outcome 3, Learning Outcome 4
  • Sub Outcomes:

    1: Developing knowledge and self-confidence through new skill development, manipulating Play-Dough and utensils.

    2: Becoming aware of fairness through sharing materials and experiences

    3: Developing fine motor skills through manipulation of the Play-Dough. 

    4: Developing creativity, imagination, enthusiasm, confidence and persistence through creating with Play-Dough.

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