DIY Snow

If you have young children like me, there is a good chance they are obsessed with anything that Elsa does. I know, I know, Elsa makes ice not snow, but I am not having that debate with my three year old.

So if you get woken up most mornings with someone pulling your eyes open asking “Do you want to build a snowman?” and giggling as they sound like Anna, then this DIY Snow activity is for you.

Fake snow is a great way to use up whatever may already be the cupboard already, so here are 3 of my favorite recipes that you might already have lying around.

  1. Corn flour and baby oil. Simply mix 1 cup of corn flour with 1/2 cup of baby oil. Mix the baby oil in slowly until you get the consistency desired.
  2. Corn flour and conditioner. Just mix 1 cup of corn flour with about half a cup of conditioner until you have the consistency desired. This recipe smells fantastic!
  3. Baking soda and shaving cream. Mix approx 1 cup of Baking soda with 1 cup of shaving cream. I like to use Crazy soap foam as it smells so good and is a gentler on little ones skin.

Few tips – 

I’ve used plain flour in the past when I didn’t have corn flour. Does the job, but you don’t get that lovely white color and is a little less powdery.

When pressed and rolled in your hands you should be able to make snowballs and build all different kinds of creations. If it’s to crumbly just add a little more of your “liquid”

DIY Snow is a great activity for mark making. Children can practice their shapes and letters in the texture or even use a paint brush or spoon if they prefer.

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