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!
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!
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.
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!