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How to Make Homemade Snow

When you live in Sunny Florida and your child really wants to play with snow what do you do? Well, you make it together. Last Christmas, my son woke up so excited Christmas morning and came running to our living room window. Then, he started tearing up, and said, “Mom, why is it not snowing? It’s Christmas Day.” Apparently, he thought it was supposed to snow Christmas Day no matter where you live. That Christmas afternoon we made snow for the first time!

Playing with this homemade snow is not only entertaining but also very easy to make. Read below for instructions on how we did it.

Materials:

Next time you are at the grocery store this Holiday Season just pick up some baking soda and a cheap white hair conditioner.

  • 1 ½ cup baking soda
  • ¼ cup  of the white hair conditioner
  • A tray to keep everything contained
  • spatula or spoon
  • a couple wet and dry wash cloths for hand cleaning 

 How to make the snow:

Please be aware this project can get a little messy. Choose your location for snow making wisely.

Step One- Pour baking soda and the white conditioner in the container. Use a spatula or spoon to stir the mixture.

Step Two- With your hands (this is where it gets a little messy) make sure you reach the extra baking soda and conditioner in the corners and squeeze it all together to make sure the mixture is completely mixed. 

Step Three– Play. Play and play some more.  

            This time we built snowmen. We looked for items around the house to dress him up. We found googly eyes, toothpicks, pipe cleaners, beads, and a cork.

We made this one together!
Jonathan made these two snowmen all on his own!

Your child can also play with the snow by practicing their letter writing skills, by using their finger to write the letter in the snow, they can also play by adding arctic animals to the snow, or by adding anything to the snow. Just let your child’s imagination run free!

We placed our container in the refrigerator after playing with it and it was still good the next few days. Just wanted to share that tip! 

We hope your child has a ball of a time playing with this homemade snow. Share with us any other ideas you have for how your engaged with the snow.