How to Make MAGIC SNOW!

by Katie Reed

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Since I promised the kids lots of snow this year, they’ve been highly disappointed that with only 2 weeks until Christmas, we’re still seeing nothing but green and brown! So we decided to make our own snow!

MAGIC snow.

Magic Snow - only two ingredients!! Baking Soda and Hair Conditioner!

This is such a simple little thing to do with the kids. All it requires is two ingredients, and you will have super happy children. We made ours inside a disposable foil pan to try and keep the mess limited. And they were only allowed to play with it in the kitchen since it has linoleum floors that are easy to clean.

Want to try making it yourself? All you need is 2.5 Cups of Baking Soda and 1 Cup of cheap hair conditioner. We bought some $1 a bottle coconut conditioner. It made the “snow” smell amazing, and it kept the cost down. Plus, it’s what we had on hand!

Playing with "Magic Snow"

Amazingly, the texture is very snow-like. If it is too crumbly, you can add more conditioner. Too wet? More baking soda. I’m not sure what causes it, but it also stays quite cold! Not frost-bite cold, but very cool to the touch, adding that realistic feel.

Playing with magic snow, made with baking soda and hair conditioner!

Dexter and I made the snow while Dan was down for his nap, and by the time he woke up, there was quite a mess. I put it away for a while so I could clean it up. The great thing is that it stores very well. You can put the snow in a ziploc bag or just do what I did and place the whole tray into a spare grocery bag! Easy!

Seriously happy kid playing with "magic snow"

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Melinda Mustered January 20, 2020 - 4:03 pm

This worked perfectly! Thank you. A little advice — do not add food Cole. My granddaughter and I made ours magenta. When we were done playing we had magenta fingers.

Katie Reed January 22, 2020 - 12:22 pm

Oh no! We have definitely made that mistake in the past with other crafts. Food coloring definitely has a habit of staining fingers and other items. I’ve learned that if you do want to color things, use the smallest amount possible (1-2 drops), mix it with your liquid first (the hair conditioner in this case), and then mix everything with a spoon first before touching it with hands. A lot of times this will allow the color to disperse and lose its potency so that it won’t stain as badly or even at all. Another possibility is to use disposable gloves, but it’s not nearly as fun. I’m glad it worked for you, though!


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