Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Weird, wonderful snow dough

What does the weather look like in your area?  Around here it's been wet and cold.  Ick.  We had a bit of snow last week and then yesterday it ice-rained.  Ick ick ick.

As you can probably guess, Baby Chuck and I have been staying in quite a bit.  To battle the stir-craziness, I've been crafting and crapting things for him.

Feeling inspired by the snow, I made snow dough by mixing 2 C of cornstarch and 1/3 C of vegetable oil.*   The resulting dough was velvety soft and crumbly.  (Hubby described it as having the consistency of wet sand.... except that it's dry.)

Everyone had fun playing with it.  I enjoyed making "snow balls" and Baby Chuck liked crushing them with his tiny fists.  

Ooh.  I see a patch of sunshine.  Ok, we gotta enjoy it before it disappears.  Hope the weather is nicer where you are!

(*Sorry.  I had a brain fart and completely forgot where I found this recipe so I can't properly cite it.  Big thanks to one nice blogger.)  

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  1. How does this compare to magic mud? (2 parts cornstarch to 1 part water)

    I may have to pick up a box of cornstarch this weekend and play as well!

    1. oooh. i've never heard of magic mud. but i imagine the mud to be more gooey. this is more... velvety and chalky. thanks for the suggestion mb. i'll try out your magic mud with baby chuck when he wakes up from his nap. :)

  2. He looks so happy! You are a good Mommy :)

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