Winter is here and there has never been a more perfect time for this pretend snow. I don’t know about your kids but mine can spend hours with anything involving squishy, moldable, or otherwise “messy” play! (Although, rest assured, this activity is easy to contain and quick to clean up!)
The thing I love most about this fake snow is how easy it is to make and how cheap the ingredients are! I don’t mind making this fake snow several times throughout the winter months, and beyond!
What I found most interesting about this particular recipe is that it has such a fun texture and is actually cool to the touch, making it one of the best recipes I’ve tried for fake snow so far!
I love adding sensory activities to my kid’s daily activities for several reasons, but here are my top three:
One: Sensory exploration is a child’s way of examining, discovering, categorizing, and making sense of the world, and it’s beneficial to provide them with opportunities for sensory play.
Two: Playing with different types of textures, tastes, and objects helps your child build new ways of talking about the world which builds language skills.
Three: Sensory play often involves using and building fine motor skills by exploring things using pinching, pouring, and lacing movements.
You can make this fake snow in a large bowl and then transfer it into a larger container for your kids to play with and enjoy.
You can give your kids several different materials for playing like small animals, vehicles, spoons, measuring cups, shovels, play dough tool sets, and more!
The fake snow is easily moldable so building a snowman is super easy!
DIY Fake Snow Supplies
This DIY fake snow is really simple to make! The best thing is you probably already have these ingredients in your household!
For starters, you will need two ingredients: Baking soda and white hair conditioner.
There is no need to get specialty ingredients. Whatever you have on hand will be fine. If you are missing an item you can click the links above for a quick Amazon delivery!
Saving the Fake Snow
One of the coolest things about this fake snow is that you can store it in a cool area for up to five days! Simply put in a zip lock bag or another air tight container. However, this snow is so quick and cheap to make you may just want to whip up a new batch each time
How to Make The DIY Fake Snow for Sensory Play
1: In a large bowl mix 2 1/2 cups of pure baking soda with 1/2 a cup of white hair conditioner.
2: Stir mixture in large mixing bowl until ingredients are well combined
3: Pour into a large container for your kids and enjoy hours and hours of play!
YES, it really is that easy!!!
Pro Tip: Adding more baking soda will make the snow less “wet”. If you want a larger batch of snow this recipe is easily multiplied with no issues.
I hope you enjoy this easy DIY fake snow recipe! Let me know if you give it a try!
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