My son had a blast making this dough and I think it makes the prettiest snowmen because the salt makes it a little sparkly.
The recipe makes this much dough so if you want more than this make sure to double it :)
What you need:
1 cup salt
1/3 cup water
1/2 cup cornstarch
1/4 cup cold water
Food coloring or tempera paints (optional)
Heat the salt and 1/3 cup of water over medium-high heat for about 4 minutes, stirring occasionally. (An adult should prepare this mixture, which gets quite hot and bubbly.) Remove from heat and add the cornstarch and 1/4 cup cold water. The mixture should now look like thick mashed potatoes; stir until it thickens, then let cool for a few minutes before kneading. If the dough feels too sticky at first, your child can work in some extra cornstarch as she kneads. Add food coloring, if desired.
This dough will dry and harden in one to four days depending how thick the project is.
It will keep unrefrigerated for up to 2 weeks when stored with a small bit of wet sponge in a plastic bag or sealed container.
Here are his snowmen, cute huh?
We are going to save them and let him use them as decoration in his gingerbread house landscaping!!
Ok and now for a little
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