I love that here in Indiana we regularly get snow during the winter time! It is so much fun and my children love to play in it! But we also get really bitter cold weather so often we have snow, but it is too cold for the kids to go and play. I will bundle them up and let them play outside as often as they can. But when negative temperatures hit, we all bundle up and stay inside as much as possible! And since we have been having negative degree weather here I thought it would be really fun to bring the outdoors inside and create a little DIY Fake Snow to play with while staying nice and warm!
DIY Fake Snow
Here is what you will need:
- 1 lb Baking Soda
- Shaving Cream
- Glitter (optional)
I began by dumping out an entire box of baking soda onto a cookie sheet. Then I sprayed a bit of shaving cream on top. You don't need too much shaving cream, just enough to get the baking soda to start to stick together. Remember you can always add more shaving cream so begin with a little and add more until you get the right consistency.
Using your hands, mix the baking soda and shaving cream together! This is actually a really fun and messy part so you can definitely let your children do this too! Mix and mix and mix and the magic will begin to happen!
The shaving cream and baking soda create a really fun snow-like texture that is cool to the touch and really fun to play with! You can use less shaving cream and have it be like dry fluffy snow, or use a little more and you can actually mold it together!
Add a few sprinkles of glitter if you like (who doesn't love glitter!?) and let your kids enjoy playing with this DIY Fake Snow while staying warm indoors! And when we are stuck inside we also love making yummy drinks like this Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate to help keep us warm!
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This post was originally posted on Mohawk's Creative Home Blog but was created, written and photographed by Ashley of Simply Designing.
This is cool. I can see using this in a play if I needed a bit of snow for a scene.
HI Ashley, It's freezing here but sadly no snow yet! This sound too fun! Thanks for linking up to Merry Monday! Sharing on Facebook! Have a great week!
I know my kids would love this. Can't wait to try it out!
Cassie @ Little Red Window
So fun, my 5 year old will love this! Thanks for linking up with The DIY Collective, come back and visit us again next week! xo! Cassie
This is so cool! I'd love to do this with my nephews. Maybe it will even distract them from video games the next time they come over. But, also this could be WAY cheaper than buying fake snow for future crafts. I made a craft with fake snow recently, and I bet this would work just perfectly with it! 😀 I can't wait to try it! Pinned for later!
How fun!! We were finally blessed with snow here in the mountains of AZ, but the last few years I've wanted to just make my own!! 🙂 Thank you for sharing with us at the #HomeMattersParty
My nephew lives in an area that doesn't get any snow. So, I would love to make some fun memories with him that involve snow even if it is fake. It is cool that you can make it with shaving cream and baking soda. But it would be hard to cover a huge area with that recipe.