Taste Safe Snow Dough Sensory Play | Nanny Anita | My Baba

This week’s activity is taste safe snow dough sensory play. BB is only 10months and puts a lot of things in his mouth. This obviously limits what sort of snow themed sensory play that we can do. For this I had to go back to a previous sensory play idea I did with YC when she was about 3 or 4. Cloud dough is one of my favourites; it is so silky soft. In the original recipe I used flour and baby oil, which is of course not taste safe.

Make sure you follow my sensory board on Pinterest for more ideas. Don’t forget to save the pin for later.

You will need:

  • Corn flour
  • Vegetable oil*
  • Edible glitter (optional)
  • Tray

* I used rapeseed oil

As in the original recipe I didn’t use any measurements. Simply cover the base of the tray with flour and add a little bit of oil at a time while mixing it together. It should resemble sand, but will stick together when squished. If you add too much oil, then just add a bit more flour.

If you have a little one who has a wheat or gluten intolerance then this will work with any flour.  We only went with corn flour because it is so white.

I highly recommend having some sort of floor covering out when you do this.

taste safe snow dough sensory play

BB and I sat on the floor together to play with it. I was slightly sceptical if he would actually like it. He doesn’t always like touching certain textures. However, he was straight into his tray of snow dough.

taste safe snow dough sensory play

He played with it for about 10 minutes, which I was quite impressed with. Of course he did try to eat, but wasn’t too keen on the taste, so hopefully he won’t try that again.

taste safe snow dough sensory play

Having the plastic sheet out meant that clean up was a breeze. I put the rest of the snow dough into a tuppawear container for next time.

If you have slightly older children you could also add a few animals for them to play with in the snow.

If you enjoyed my taste safe snow dough sensory play be sure to check out the original cloud dough post and my Christmas sensory bag.

Pin for later:

Make taste safe snow dough sensory play for babies and toddlers using only two household items - flour and vegetable oil.

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Nanny Anita
Norland Nanny

Nanny Anita is our resident Super Nanny. Having trained at the famous Norland College, in Bath, she has over 12 years experience, working all over the world with children from 2 months to 17 years old. Nanny Anita is an expert when it comes to keeping the little ones entertained and writes a column with Leonora called 'Get Crafty' for Little London magazine. Nanny Anita has been on hand to answer our reader questions, and she provides weekly arts, crafts and activities for families to do with their children at home. She really is a modern day Mary Poppins!

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