Sensory play is so much fun for toddlers (and the adult that is caring for them) so we created a Christmas / Winter wonderland themed sensory play for our kids and even the older ones joined in and loved it.
We used home made play dough this time but we have also had a great time using other items that we have listed below.
To get the really white colour we found it's best to use corn flour rather than plain flour as that gave a creamy/ yellowish colour and didn't look as nice.
3 cups of corn flour
1 cup of fine salt
4 tablespoons of cream of tartar
2 cups of boiling water
2 tablespoons of coconut oil
First we combined the dry ingredients and gave them a good mix. Then we slowly added the water and stirred with a spatula. When first mixed together it is quite sticky, don't add too much flour at this point as it does become less sticky as it cools down.
Once it was cooled enough to handle we put some corn flour on the bench and kneaded the dough until all the lumps had gone and we had a nice consistency.
While it was cooling we cut a couple of pipe cleaners into smaller strips for arms and scarves. We also used some black felt to cut out hats, eyes and boots.
For different temperatures and textures we added a couple of small ice cubes and some white pom pom balls.
We also added some mini gingerbread, some timber snowflakes and some mini Christmas trees. You can find our sensory play packs here with all of those items.
We have since created more Christmas sensory play with some of a snow blanket, some pretend snow and some white gel balls.
If you try it, make sure you tag us in your pictures or send them through so we can see! Enjoy being creative with your little ones!