Baking Soda Clay Snowmen

Feb 29, 2016

Making a snowman outside is always fun, but sometimes it's nice to make a long-lasting snowman in the warmth of indoors!

Here is a super-simple baking soda clay recipe that you can use to make little snow friends. To add an outdoor element, you can collect bits from nature to decorate the snowman. 

You Will Need:

  • 1 cup baking soda
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 3/4 cup warm water
  • wire (floral wire or pipe cleaners work too)
  • bits of nature (we had acorn caps on hand and we collected sumac berries, pine cones and sticks)

Baking soda clay, twigs, sumac berries and sticks.


1. Mix baking soda, cornstarch and warm water in a pot over medium heat and stir until it resembles play dough. Remove from heat.

While the mixture cools, head outside to collect things from nature to dress the snowman. 

2. Knead the bright white dough until it is soft. Roll it into three different size balls for the body.

3 balls made from baking soda clay.

3. Cut a piece of wire, slide it through the balls and then fold down the wire at both ends to hold the snowman together.

4. Now you can add all the other pieces and watch the snowman come to life!

A snowman made from baking soda clay.

Enjoy the beauty of a snowman that will never melt.

Article Author Shanti Nordholt-McPhee
Shanti Nordholt-McPhee

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Shanti Nordholt-McPhee is one half of the blog Twig and Toadstool. The blog is primarily a natural based craft blog that she created with the help of her friend Maureen. They create beautiful crafts made out of natural and beautiful materials, things that are inspired by Mother Nature, embellished with glitter, whimsy and imagination! Shanti is a mother of two beautiful girls, ages eight and eleven, and she feels fortunate enough to live in a part of Eastern Ontario where she is surrounded by the beauty of the natural world and part of a community of parents who encourage creativity and JOY!

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