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Snow Clay

How to Make Snow Clay

snow clay ornaments hanging from a wall or door

Materials Needed:

  • 2 Cups of Baking Soda
  • 1 Cup of Corn Starch
  • 1 1/2 Cup of Cold Water
  • 3-5 Drops of Peppermint Extract

Steps of the Activity:

  • Combine all ingredients in a large pot.
  • Place the pot uncovered over medium-high heat and stir constantly. (Get help if needed)
  • It will not take long for the clay to form, but remember - it must be stirred during the entire cooking process.
  • First, the ingredients will bubble, and then the liquid will turn more clay-like. Continue to stir the ingredients until you have the consistency of mashed potatoes.
  • Then, remove the pot from the stove and spoon the dough-like mixture into a large bowl.
  • Place a damp cloth over the bowl and allow the clay to cool for 20- 30 minutes.
  • Once cool, remove the clay from the bowl and knead it with clean, dry hands.
  • If the clay is at all sticky, add a bit of corn starch and knead it in.
  • As the clay is kneaded, it will become smooth and pliable, giving you the perfect snow clay!


  • To make your snow clay is cold, store it in the fridge in an air-tight container for a few hours before play.
  • If you are making ornaments don't forget to pierce a hole in them before leaving them to dry.
  • It may take 2-3 days for your clay creation to air-dry.
  • For faster drying, bake creations in the oven at 200 degrees for 10- 15 minutes.

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