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.
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You will need:
- Corn flour
- Vegetable oil*
- Edible glitter (optional)
* 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.
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.
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.
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.
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