Friday, December 18, 2009

The Best Snowman Dough (and a little bragging lol)

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 begging bragging.

My Christmas card IMG_6859 was featured on Tip Junkie and is now part of their annual contest. So if you want to vote for me they make it super easy.


  1. Those are pretty good lookin' Snow people. I voted for your card! Good luck

  2. Good Luck with the Christmas card!! I love Tip Junkie. Dropping in from SITS!

  3. I LOVE's about all I decorate with at Christmas...I will have to try this! Happy Saturday Sharefest from SITS!

  4. Very Cute! I think I may try this today! I was going to make cookies with my little one later since we will be snowed in, but I need more cookies like a hole in my head. If I end up doing it I will link up to you! Happy Saturday Sharefest! Cara

  5. What a great idea!! When my daughter is a little older I will have to try it! And your card looks awesome!! Happy SITS Saturday!

  6. Hey,theanks for the iluustrations pic! I would definietly need to make a double batch.
    Happy SitsSaturday SHarefest!

  7. I wanted to stop by and see if you would like to exchange buttons. I read your blog often and I think its great and would love to be affiliated with you and this site. You do such a great job. I only ofer a button exchange to blogs that I think are fantastic and would love to promote and tell people about. And I think yours is one of my favorite blogs.

    If your interested just put my button on your blog and email me and as soon as I get your email I will go a head and put yours up on

  8. That's so exciting! I voted for you :) Have a Merry Christmas!