Playhouse Square is celebrating National Crafting Month this March! Join us every Friday as we bring you a different Broadway-themed craft. Today, we have one question for you - Do you want to build a snowman? Our craft of the week is inspired by Disney’s Frozen and the snowy landscape of the Arendelle kingdom.
Time: 15 minutes
Recommended Ages: All
Parental supervision recommended for small children
- Baking Soda (Three Cups)
- Hair Conditioner (Half Cup)
- Large Bowl or Sheet Pan
- Measuring Cup
- Distilled White Vinegar
- Blue Food Coloring (Optional)
- Glitter (Optional)
Step 1: Measure Baking Soda
Pour three cups of baking soda into bowl or sheet pan.
Step 2: Measure Hair Conditioner
Add optional food coloring to half cup of conditioner. Add conditioner to baking soda.
Step 3: Combine Mixture
Using your hands, combine the mixture thoroughly. The mixture should be slightly crumbly and snow-like. Add glitter if desired and cool in fridge for added “snow” effect.
It’s time to play! We may or may not have staged an abridged production of Disney’s Frozen. Tip: Mixture can be stored in an airtight container for up to one week.
Fun Facts: Baking soda (also known as sodium bicarbonate) is a mixture of salt, water, oxygen and carbon. By mixing baking soda with hair conditioner, you’ve combined a solid (baking soda) with a liquid (conditioner) to create dough. The elements in the baking soda have drawn out some of the water in the conditioner, creating a smooth, snowy feel.
Step 4: "Melt the Snow"
Using whatever items you can find (spoons, bowls, droppers, etc.), add distilled white vinegar to your snow and watch what happens!
Fun Facts: The baking soda/conditioner mixture includes salt, water, carbon and oxygen, while the vinegar is an acid that is diluted with water. When mixed together, the elements react to “melt” the snow and create the bubbles and foam that you see.
Did you give Snow Dough a try? We'd love to see it! Tag @playhousesquare and show us your creations!