Maybe winter hasn’t had a lot of snow for your children to play in this year. Maybe you live in a climate where there is never snow. Well, I have a fun solution for you. I made this fake snow recipe that I found on the internet for my granddaughter and she loved it! It only requires 2 ingredients and you probably can do it as soon as you finish reading this post!
- 1 box of baking soda
- 1 can of shaving cream (regular)
Add shaving cream little by little until you get the consistency that you like. If you add too much then you will need to add more baking soda.
While it doesn’t stick together like snow would, it is still a lot of fun! I am going over weekly to do activities with EJ and we made this three weeks ago. She has played with it for hours and asks for it every time I am at their house. We had plastic googly eyes and made snowmen and snowgirls with small mounds of the snow. Bury some objects in it for a treasure hunt (a nickel, a pen cap, a paper clip, etc.).
Not only will little ones enjoy playing with it, but so will big kids. The texture is very interesting and fun to pick up and pretend like it is “snowing”. Yes, I played in it almost as much as my granddaughter. lol
Play area: You can let your children play with it inside of a baking tray or a rectangular plastic container. Be sure to wash hands when finished.
Storage: It can be kept in the refrigerator in an airtight container until it dries out or your child loses interest. 🙂