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Let It Snow! How to Make Fake Snow

Keep the kids warm and bring the snowy experience indoors. Forget fake snow spray; create a sensory experience for kids with this DIY recipe for fake snow.

Let It Snow! How to Make Fake Snow

Whether you live in a warmer climate and never witness a white sprinkling of snow in your backyard or simply want to keep the kids indoors, you can still make the magic happen. A fake snow recipe is a fun and festive sensory experience for the little ones. They can set up a mini snow fight with figurines, create teeny snowmen, or mold a snowy scene for their Elf on the Shelf.

How to make fake snow – two ways!

We’ve got two easy fake snow recipes for you to try. Plus, they’re so simple, the kids can measure and mix their snowy recipe with very little help. Try them both and let us know which is your favorite.

Two-ingredient fake snow recipe

You’ll need:

  • 1-2 cans of shaving cream (one with a fresh scent)
  • 2lb box baking soda

Place the baking soda in a large tub. Use a tub that has a lid to seal it closed so that playtime can extend into the following days and keep your snow from drying out.

Next, add a little shaving cream at a time, kneading it into the baking soda. Once it reaches a powdery and snowy consistency, then you’re done. The shaving cream gives the fake snow recipe a cool-to-the-touch feel and is oh-so-lovely to play with.

Fake snow with pantry staples

Grab the following from your pantry:

  • cornflour
  • baking soda
  • cold water

With a simple 1-1 ratio, place your cornflour and bicarbonate of soda in a large tub.

Add a small teaspoon of water into your soon-to-be snowy mix and get the kids to combine it with their hands. Keep adding tiny drips of water until you reach that perfect snowy consistency.

The consistency you’re looking for needs to be soft, smooth, and able to hold its shape but also crumble under pressure.

Troubleshooting tips: Add more water if the mixture is too dry, or equal parts cornflour and baking soda if it’s too stodgy.

Sensory snow for any-day

Sensory play is a wonderful way for kids to explore textures and scents. Learning to measure, pour, and get messy is enjoyable and educational for toddlers and preschoolers. We hope this easy fake snow recipe provides hours of fun for your curious crew – year around. Get stuck in with them as they play and enjoy memories and laughter. The mess is worth it!

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