We just adore sensory projects. They are truly just perfect for entertaining little ones and meeting their needs for sensory stimulation. Sensory snow is a popular activity for winter time because while the snow is “Cold” it is no where near as cold as the real thing.
One day strolling the dollar store with Monkey we came up with the idea to add a bit of shimmer and shine. And Shimmering Sensory snow was born.
Make your own Shimmering Sensory Snow
- 1 small box baking soda
- 2 cups shaving foam
- 1/2 shimmering loose eye shadow
Mix the eye shadow into your baking soda. It will bind well but as you move your head you will see an extra shimmer like real snow.
Add in your shaving cream and mix until a snow consistency. As the light bounces off the shimmer powder, you will see it glisten like real snow.
This is a great one to pair with sand toys giving them a bit of use in the winter. Food molds and playdough tools are a great addition. Pair this activity with a good read aloud for even more fun.
Winter Read-A-Louds you don’t want to miss
Snow sensationally describes the sensation of playing in the snow. Just perfect for this activity.
Dream Snow by children’s favorite Eric Carle is a perfect Snowy Christmas tale.
So grab the supplies on your next trip to the dollar store and these books from your local library for loads of sensory fun.