Salt Dough Snowman

The other day I wanted to get our playdough out and make snowmen with Hailey.  But when I went to get it I realized that we only had one small container of white playdough.  So, we made our own.

Salt Dough Recipe

4 cups flour
1 cup salt
1-1/2 cups hot water (from tap)

Mix the salt and flour together, then gradually add the water until the dough becomes elastic. 

I actually cut the recipe in half because I didn’t want that much.

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Mix everything together.

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After you roll the dough into 3 balls, make a snowman and then make a silly face at the camera.

If you want to be able to keep your snowman you can put him in the oven to harden the dough.  If you do that- make sure to poke some holes in his sides first for his arms.  I put our snowman in the oven at 350 for 30 minutes.  He started to crack a little bit so I had to take him out.  The outside of the snowman was hard but the inside was still soft.  If you try this- I would probably do it at a lower temperature for a longer time.  I let the snowman sit out for a few days before we decorated him so the dough would be a little more set.

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We added wiggle eyes, a piece of orange felt for the nose, some pink yarn for his mouth and pipe cleaner for his arms.  We also added pom poms for his buttons.

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For the snowman’s hat- I took one of Hailey’s old socks and cut it.

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Then I folded it up- and had a hat.

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For the scarf I just braided some yarn.
(The idea for the hat and the scarf came from Just for Fun.)

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And here is our finsihed snowman.  Isn’t he just the cutest?

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5 comments on “Salt Dough Snowman

  1. jennifer on said:

    That is adorable. I love the scarf and hat idea.
    Salt dough is something my kids always love doing.
    I am glad Haily is doing better, I know you are too. Let’s hope the warm weather comes soon and all these sickness go away.

  2. Mozi Esme\'s Mommy on said:

    Way cute! I love the sock hat!

  3. Heather on said:

    Too cute…what a great idea for the hat and scarf. I’m going to do this w/ Meara…she’ll have a blast!

  4. I love making things with salt dough and this is adorable!

  5. jennifer on said:

    Thanks for linking. I love this craft.

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