Recipe for Play
What I love about the snow recipes we have shared is that they allow kids to play with icy cold snow while staying warm indoors.
Liquid Snow Recipe for Play
- Frozen corn starch
- Ice cold water
- Peppermint extract if scent is desired
- Iridescent glitter or buffalo snow
- Ice cubes
- Optional additions- snowflakes, trucks, scoopers, polar animals, etc
Start by freezing your corn starch. When you take the starch from the freezer it will be ice cold but still a powder. We used two boxes to fill a small sensory bin, but you can use more or less depending on how much snow you want to make. Mix a few drops of peppermint extract into the starch if scent is desired
The frozen corn starch itself is great fun to play in.
Slowly add very cold water until the desired consistency is reached. More water will give you a more liquid-like snow and less water will give you a more goopy snow. We always start with a little water and slowly add more as we play. We also added ice cubes, iridescent glitter, trucks, a strainer, and snowflake cookie cutters
Rosie and Jewel had so much fun playing and exploring in their icy cold liquid snow
Liquid snow is an icy cold, Wintry version of one of our favorite sensory materials. It acts like a solid when hands are moving quickly and can be picked up and molded. Once hands are still the snow will liquify right in kids hands
Way too FUN!
The ice kept our liquid snow nice and COLD while Rosie and Jewel played. It also added a glorious sensory element to the activity. Rosie and Jewel played and played, making OOZING snowballs & melting snowflakes, plowing with their trucks, making it rain snow by filling a strainer with liquid snow, and so much more!
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