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Salt Dough Snowmen

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Salt Dough Snowman

Our little salt dough snowmen are about the cutest things I’ve ever seen! I wish I could keep them all but they are going to their individual homes today, likely to be treasured for years by sentimental moms like me.

Salt Dough Snowmen

We started with salt dough, as a sensory/play dough activity. Then we created our basic snowman shape.

Salt Dough Snowmen
Salt Dough Snowmen

Salt Dough Recipe

  • 1 cup salt
  • 1 cup plain flour
  • Up to 1 cup of water (add gradually)

Roll balls of dough and push them together. Some kids used 4 balls for their snowmen – super cute! We didn’t glue them together but they stuck. Pushed in stick pieces for arms.

Salt Dough Snowmen

After drying (we let them sit for a week but they were probably dry sooner, just allowed a week due to when certain kids were here.) we  painted them with white tempera and sprinkled them with glitter. We used a fine iridescent glitter from Craftprojectideas.com  Let dry – a few hours or day should be plenty long enough. Too much paint = wet dough.

Salt Dough Snowmen



I did the finishing of the snowmen. Certainly older children could do more of the work with a low temp glue gun.  I used hot glue to secure the arms (not all of them were very tight), glued on little buttons, tied ribbon (some glue might be necessary) for scarves. I used fabric paint in the squeeze bottles for the faces.

Salt Dough Snowmen



The hats took the longest but don’t be afraid to get it a try! Honestly, it’s not hard and they go together quick! Cut a circle of felt. Cut a long strip and wrap ends around in a circle that will fit on the hat circle.  Hot glue ends together. You may need to trim the height of the hat. Cut a small circle and glue to top. Glue hat piece to circle. Glue to snowman’s head.

Salt Dough Snowmen

Salt dough snowmen are a super easy project but it does take some time to let the dough harden.

Salt Dough Snowmen

Aren’t they just spectacular?!

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