One of the tags for #SnapHappyBritMums this month was frost/ice/snow. With no sign of any of these, it inspired me to have some messy play time with Jessica and make some ‘snow’ out of soap so that she could build a snowman.
I heated a bar of soap in the microwave for 2 minutes and then added a little water and mixed it together to make it slightly sticky. Whilst it was cooling, we made a hat for the snowman out of black card. A hole punch was perfect for making circles for eyes and buttons. We also cut out an orange triangle for the nose. Finally, we used twigs from the garden for arms.
Jessica loved squidging the ‘snow’ in her hands and squashing it on the table. She spent a few minutes just exploring the texture and playing with it before we rolled it into two balls and started creating our snowman.
Our final snowman has a few more arms than the average snowman. I wish I had that many arms sometimes! As you can see, Jessica was very pleased with the end result. It was a lovely simple messy play activity. We had a lot of fun playing with our soapy “snow”.