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Make Snow Dough!

Be a Kitchen Scientist in our Snow Dough Activity! Watch the video for materials and instructions.

Using household items from your cupboard, we’re going to make our own play snow.

Snow occurs when it’s cold outside – for us in the Northeastern United States, that’s from about November to March – and starts with water vapor inside clouds.  In the cold, the water vapor freezes making little ice crystals or snow which then falls to the ground.

In our activity, we’ll make snow using the following materials:

Decorations for your winter wonderland
Gloves if you don’t want to touch the snow
2 cups of corn starch
½ cup of vegetable oil
6 teaspoons of glitter

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How are snowflakes formed?
A snowflake begins to form when an extremely cold water droplet freezes onto a pollen or dust particle in the sky. This creates an ice crystal. As the ice crystal falls to the ground, water vapor freezes onto the primary crystal, building new crystals – the six arms of the snowflake. Learn more from the NOAA!