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Play dough snowman kit for kids

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I can’t believe it’s almost December and there is no snow. This is totally unusual for Minneapolis. It did snow about a couple of weeks ago and the boys were super excited to get outside, make snowmen (we had 4 snowmen in our backyard), have a snowball fight and ride their sleigh. But it all melted and there no white patch left behind now. As much as I dread the Minnesotan winter because of the driving on snow and ice, I feel bad for the kiddos.

Play dough snowman kit for kids. Fun winter activity. Handmade book-inspired gift. | at Non-Toy GIfts

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I made a play dough snowman kit in the attempt to take their mind off the autumn looking environment and show them that we can still have fun building a snowman. This kit was inspired by one of our favorite books in the Christmas book pile that we love going through everyday. The book is “The Biggest Snowman Ever” by Steven Kroll.

Play dough snowman kit for kids. Fun winter activity. Handmade book-inspired gift. | at Non-Toy GIfts

I used a different play dough recipe than the one I made for the Christmas play dough. It’s a still a no-cook recipe and I have to say I like this one better because it’s not so oily. I made two hats from felt and tucked inside the rest of the items needed to decorate the snowmen. I also added a mini Christmas tree and of course the book.

Play dough snowman kit for kids. Fun winter activity. Handmade book-inspired gift. | at Non-Toy GIfts

I wanted the snowman to look like the one in the book, so I made a red hat and a green scarf but because I have two boys and each wants his own snowman I made two sets. We used black pipe cleaners for arms, small black beads for eyes and orange pencil tips for noses.

Play dough snowman kit for kids. Fun winter activity. Handmade book-inspired gift. | at Non-Toy GIfts

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Play dough snowman kit for kids. Fun winter activity. Handmade book-inspired gift. | at Non-Toy GIfts

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