Snowman Salt Dough Magnets

Welcome to another edition of the 12 Months of Sensory Dough. This month is all about Salt Dough. In the winter months, we love reading the “Snowman at Night” book series. We had our first bit of snow this week. Not too much snow, but it made us excited to pull out our snowman book and inspired us to make Snowman Magnets

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How to Make Snowman Salt Dough Magnets:

Salt Dough Recipe:

1/2 cup salt

1 cup flour

1/2 cup warm water

1. Mix the ingredients together. Knead the dough until it is a smooth doughy texture.

2. Use a rolling pin to roll out the dough to a 1/4-inch thickness. Use cookie cutters to cut out your shapes. We used a circle cookie cutters for our snowmen.

3. Use a spatula to pick up your shape and place it on a shallow baking tray lined with parchment paper. 

4. Add opaque pony beads onto your shapes to make your snowmen. I also cut a small triangle shape for the snowman nose and we placed it onto the snowman head. (We received our pony beads 


5. Bake your salt dough snowman in the oven at 200 degrees Fahrenheit for 2-3 hours. The pony beads didn’t melt at all, but since we pushed them down into the dough they stuck in there.

6. When your snowman are finished baking, paint the carrot nose with orange paint. We also painted two mini craft sticks brown for the snowman’s arms. We received our crafts sticks from

7. When your snowmen are finished baking and are cooled, glue magnets to the back of the snowman pieces. We used Magnetic Buttons and Magnetic Tape that we received from

8. Now have fun putting your snowman together on the fridge or a metal surface.

If you make more than one snowman, it’s fun to mix and match the snowman bodies and my daughter loves positioning the arms in different ways.

Read our other months from the series with a Book Recommendation and Invitation to Play Activity:

Cupcake Foam Dough

Digging for Worms Could Dough

Build a Ladybug with Edible Play Dough

Making Lemon Trees with Scented Play Dough

Small Crab World with DIY Moon Sand

Make a Banana Split Ice Cream Dough

Fizzy Dough Alphabet Ocean Hunt 

Monster Slime

Pumpkin Play Dough Invitation to Play

Glow in the Dark Play Dough

Check out the other Co-hosts posts this month about No Cook Play Dough:  

Lemon Lime Adventure

Now it’s your turn…

Do you have a favorite Salt Dough recipe, activity or post you would like to share? We would love to see! Have you ever had a Salt Dough Fail? We would love to see those too! Please link up your posts below in the link party. You can also post a picture on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or Google+ with the tag #ilovesensorydough. 

Please read the following guidelines before linking up.

  • Share family-friendly posts related to the month’s theme. Feel free to link old or new posts that highlight your favorite recipes for sensory dough. Failures and unsuccessful attempts are welcome.
  • We ask that no posts are linked with copy/paste recipes from other sources. If you use a recipe from another source, please link back to the original recipe.
  • By linking up, you give permission to share your post and one photograph in future posts and through social media channels.
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The linky will remain open for two weeks. On the 12th of each month, all co-hosts will post a new dough with their spin, and will pin each post to the 12 Months of Sensory Dough Board.

Don’t forget to join us next month (December 12th) for Scented Salt Dough.

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