Saturday, January 17, 2009

Playing in the Snow

No, we do not have snow here. We are so wishing we did though! We are so ready for it. All we have so far this year are very cold temps and a few flurries. We are in the midst of a winter unit and you can't do a winter unit without snow can you? We decided to make our own snow fun!
The other day we decided to make a snowman. How can you make a snowman without snow? Easy! You make snow play dough! Remember back in November when I posted this Pumpkin Pie Play dough recipe? I used it to make snow play dough. I just omitted the pumpkin pie spice and cinnamon. I added peppermint flavoring and very fine glitter. The result? Snow play dough! I love making this homemade play dough so much. The possibilities are endless. Add food coloring to make different colors. If you want scented play dough you can add flavoring or even koolaid. How about some grape play dough? Or lemon, cherry, strawberry? What ever your imagination comes up with! I doubt I will ever purchase play dough again!

Snow play dough! If you look closely you can see the glitter.

Justin's snowman

No snowman is complete without his hat!

Justin's melted snowman

Kaden's little snowman. I just think this is adorable!


MyEbella said...

I love it...such creative ideas!
and what great pictures... I especially love the 1st picture of Justin's snowman and little Kaden's snowman! Great job!

Debbie said...

Great idea and the snowmen look great.

You all can come up here...we have plenty of snow to share.

Candace C said...

Cute snowmen!! And I love your new "look!"

Angela said...

I think I will try this. My three year old wants snow SOOOO bad that he asks every morning and has for a couple of months. We got flurries on Thursday and he made my mom go get carrots for a snowman alas the few flurries were not enough.

Amy said...

Those are darling snowmen, Michele! What fun!

And your blog design is beautiful! Great job!

(((BIG HUGS!)))

Sherry said...

Adorable snowmen!

Linda R. said...

We really enjoyed this craft! Thank you so much for sharing.. I love reading your site and all the ideas that you post. I am putting a link in my blog. Thanks again!

Dinah Ely said...

what a cute idea to put glitter in the play doe:) this is on our list this week - making play doe! the snow men are so cute:) Your welcome to come on over & join our blog hop if you´ld like:)