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Snow Dough

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Snow Dough - a fun sensory recipe for toddlers and kids made from 3 simple things that most everyone has in their homes! Get ready to have some clean fun with this hands on activity!

The holidays are upon us…and you know what that means?  Lots of visitors and me playing the role of the ultimate hostess.  😉  I love having friends and family over, but the constant cleaning is something I could do without, lol!

Vacuuming, cleaning little Mabel’s finger smudges off of the tv, wiping down windows and switching out the toilet paper roles constantly!  And you know what I’m talking about…going into the bathroom to find out that there is an empty tube still on the roll or a new roll just placed on top of the old tube (maybe there are some husbands and kiddos guilty of that sneaky move?!).  Haha!

But I’ve been saved by Cottonelle with their new Triple Roll!  I discovered these bad boys at Target the other day with my freebie/coupon (while supplies last):

Snow Dough Recipe - great sensory play for toddlers and kids! Made with only 3 ingredients! ModernMommyhood.com

Seriously…three rolls in one = less changing the roll and more time for me to enjoy the holidays!  Plus it’s going to be a total life saver when we start potty training in the near future!

In addition to lasting longer on the roll, I’ve found a fun use for the Cottonelle Triple Roll….SNOW DOUGH!

What’s Snow Dough?  A super easy to make sensory dough that your toddlers and kiddos will love to play with.  :)  Being an elementary school teacher,  I’ve come across lots of sensory activities that I’m finally getting around to making with Mabel.  It’s so important to give your little ones new sensory experiences, to help stimulate their brains, creativity and it’s just plain fun!

So without further ado, this is how you make Snow Dough:

You’ll need 3 household items – Cottonelle, Ivory soap (it has to be Ivory or it won’t work), and water!

Snow Dough Recipe - great sensory play for toddlers and kids! Made with only 3 ingredients! ModernMommyhood.com

I took half a roll of the Triple Roll and ripped it into smaller bits.  Mabel is too young to really help with this but if you have older kids, go ahead an put them to work!  😉

Snow Dough Recipe - great sensory play for toddlers and kids! Made with only 3 ingredients! ModernMommyhood.com

Now you’re going to take your bar of Ivory soap, put it on a microwave safe dish and microwave it for 1 minute on high (you can continue doing increments of 15 seconds until all of it gets fluffy).  It’s pretty neat to watch puff up so let your kiddos watch too!  Just be careful when you first take it out, it will be a little hot but will quickly cool down.

Snow Dough Recipe - great sensory play for toddlers and kids! Made with only 3 ingredients! ModernMommyhood.com

The soap will be fluffy and almost papery too.  It’ll break apart super easily, so break it down into little chunks in the same bowl/bin you have your ripped up toilet paper.

Snow Dough Recipe - great sensory play for toddlers and kids! Made with only 3 ingredients! ModernMommyhood.com

Now it’s time to add the water!  I used about 2 1/2 cups but it’s up to you gauge how dry/wet you want your Snow Dough to be.  Just add a cup at a time until it’s at a texture you/your kids like.

Snow Dough Recipe - great sensory play for toddlers and kids! Made with only 3 ingredients! ModernMommyhood.com

Then it’s good to go…I was easily able to mold it into a snowball!

Snow Dough Recipe - great sensory play for toddlers and kids! Made with only 3 ingredients! ModernMommyhood.com

Now it was Mabel’s turn…she didn’t know what to do at first so my husband jumped right in.

Snow Dough Recipe - great sensory play for toddlers and kids! Made with only 3 ingredients! ModernMommyhood.com

Snow Dough Recipe - great sensory play for toddlers and kids! Made with only 3 ingredients! ModernMommyhood.com

She got the hang of it pretty quickly and had a blast!

Snow Dough Recipe - great sensory play for toddlers and kids! Made with only 3 ingredients! ModernMommyhood.com

Snow Dough Recipe - great sensory play for toddlers and kids! Made with only 3 ingredients! ModernMommyhood.com

Snow Dough Recipe - great sensory play for toddlers and kids! Made with only 3 ingredients! ModernMommyhood.com

Snow Dough Recipe - great sensory play for toddlers and kids! Made with only 3 ingredients! ModernMommyhood.com

She didn’t quite understand how to actually mold things with it yet but she had a ton of fun squeezing her hands through it and hitting it.  It kept her busy for just about an hour too!

Now when it comes to clean up…don’t worry!  It’s super easy to clean since it’s soap to begin with!  No need to worry about anything getting stained!  Awesome right?!  And as an added bonus your house (and microwave) will smell like Ivory soap!

So grab some Cottonelle and make some Snow Dough!

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37 Comments

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    Brenna @ Life After Laundry
    December 9, 2013 at 2:47 pm

    That is about the coolest thing ever! I had no idea you could do something like this. I know my son would LOVE this.

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      Morgan
      December 9, 2013 at 5:07 pm

      It’s really neat…you don’t expect that to happen with the soap! It’s a lot of fun watching it!

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    Amber.M
    December 9, 2013 at 4:02 pm

    OH MY GOSH!!!!! Cute cute!! So adding this to our Christmas to-do list.

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      Morgan
      December 9, 2013 at 5:06 pm

      It’s a lot of fun!

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    Melanie
    December 9, 2013 at 4:19 pm

    Cute idea. I used to do something like this as a kid and called it ‘glue’. :)

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      Morgan
      December 9, 2013 at 5:06 pm

      There are tons of variations. :) Did you use the same ingredients or was there something different?

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    Mandy@ a sorta fairytale
    December 9, 2013 at 4:41 pm

    How cool is that!! Definitely pinning this and will definitely do it later this month!! Such a great idea!

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      Morgan
      December 9, 2013 at 5:05 pm

      Thanks Mandy! :) Let me know how it goes when you guys make it!

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    Taylor @ Pink Heels Pink Truck
    December 9, 2013 at 6:24 pm

    What a fun craft!! I remember when I was a kid we would make playdoh out of bread. I don’t really remember how it went or the ingredients. I just remember thinking, whoa…this is made out of bread. :)

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    Claire @ A Little Claireification
    December 9, 2013 at 8:31 pm

    How fun is this?? Your little gal is so cute, too. I know my 6 yr old will et a kick out of this – I love the microwave trick with the soap! xo

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    Alesia
    December 9, 2013 at 8:35 pm

    I might be 22 but that looks so much fun!! And of course Mabel is a cutie :)

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    Denise Countryman
    December 9, 2013 at 8:53 pm

    Very very cool Morgan! I am going to do this with the grandkids over Christmas break.

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    Sarah Halstead (@InTheMomentWith)
    December 9, 2013 at 9:05 pm

    That is so neat! Will definitely be doing that with Dustyn soon!

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    Karly
    December 9, 2013 at 9:09 pm

    OK, now that is pretty dang cool!

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    Laura
    December 9, 2013 at 9:13 pm

    How fun! I would’ve never guessed!

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    Katie Clark
    December 10, 2013 at 12:12 am

    So fun! My son would go to town with this :)

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    Jodi
    December 10, 2013 at 12:14 pm

    So cute! My daughter will love this. Thanks so much.
    Does it keep or do you have to throw it away after the fun is over?

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    Kendra
    December 10, 2013 at 12:43 pm

    What an awesome idea! Thanks for the coupon :)

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    kara @ Mine for the Making
    December 10, 2013 at 8:22 pm

    What a great idea and a fun sensory activity! I bet my 5 year old would love this!! Thanks for sharing!

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    Wendy McCurdy
    December 10, 2013 at 8:51 pm

    Can you store it or is it a throwaway after one time?

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    koral
    December 11, 2013 at 8:59 am

    Cute! Does it keep?

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    Janette @ www.thejohansonjourney.com
    December 11, 2013 at 10:50 am

    Oh this looks so fun!! Ivory soap, got it!! I’m a fan of Cottenelle!! Glad there are other fun uses for it! Thanks for the idea!

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    Chelsea
    December 11, 2013 at 2:05 pm

    Okay, I’ve GOT to try this with Alea– especially to keep her entertained while I study for finals! You are BRILLIANT!

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    Melissa
    December 12, 2013 at 8:21 am

    This is awesome! My kids would loves this – adding it to our winter to-do list :)

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    Grace Powell
    January 17, 2014 at 1:10 pm

    This is a great idea! I liked the fact that it is easy to do (and clean up!). The snow dough also promotes creativity in a child, and it’s fun!

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    Ashley
    November 11, 2014 at 11:04 am

    Very neat idea :) although I can’t stop picturing my kids all aged 5 and under with soap in their eyes :s anyone else think the same?

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      Morgan
      November 11, 2014 at 12:12 pm

      Ashley, my little girl was almost two when we gave this a go and she managed to not get any in her eyes. :) We washed her hands as soon as we were done playing and she was good to go. :)

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    Linda Hovind
    November 11, 2014 at 4:29 pm

    Does this snow dough harden like paper mache or always stay soft?

    Cute idea!

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    Gretchen
    December 3, 2014 at 2:22 pm

    Super super fun idea!! Question… we do not own/have a microwave, any other ideas on how to make this project work for us?

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    Cherry
    December 25, 2015 at 6:07 am

    I can’t find IVORY SOAP here in Japan. Any options? Really would love to try it with my kids too!

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