Introduction: HOW TO MAKE a FAKE SNOW


In this instructable I will show you how to make an artificial snow.It is fun, easy to make ,looks like a real, feel cool to the touch , last for few days and non-toxic(doesn't mean that you can eat it). For the person who live in a country that doesn't have a snow, try to make some!!

Step 1: THE Resources

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First, you need to gather some things to make fake snow. You could find these things at your house

*sodium polyacrylate (you could find it in a disposable diapers)
*some water

Then, by using a scissor carefuly cut the outer layer of the diaper. You might found somethings that looks like a cotton, thats the sodium!!Now read the next step.

Step 2: MAKING It

Now to the snow is very easy. Just put the sodium into the container and add a little of water first and stir it.If it is still dry, put a little of water again and stir it until it looks like a snow. To much water will not make it dissolve but it wont be white as a snow.

If you the snow to become cold just like the real one, just put it into a refrigerator( not below freezing temp. It will make the snow to become hard like a ice cube)

Step 3: Enjoy!

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If you had done make it, you could throw a snow party or snow fight, but remember, safety first. And one more thing, you could make the snow to become black or blue in colour or what ever colour you want. Just mix the water with food colouring first and then mix the coloured water with the sodium.


krazykitty789 (author)2009-12-21

is it only avalible in diapers? this is very cool and want to make it!

correction up can also find it in pads ampons ETC

2743 (author)krazykitty7892009-12-22

 yeah, how ever there is some store that that sell 'fake snow powder' you just need to mix it with water and viola! you get snow that wouldn't melt

chuckr44 (author)27432010-02-05

Some hobby chains in the US sell it in their Science section in a fake test tube. I believe it's the same thing. I also believe it's called "fake snow".

2743 (author)chuckr442010-02-06

 yes. but I believe that it has been grind into fine powder so that it will be more realistic 

Pentacle (author)2010-02-17

Yellow snow. Mm..

2743 (author)Pentacle2010-02-17

 you mean a snow that is contaminated with urine?? XD lol 

Pentacle (author)27432010-02-18

Fake snow cones? >>

2743 (author)Pentacle2010-02-19

 ??? what is that???

D00M99 (author)27432011-02-26

Yeah, you totally don't live in a snow-related area.

tech dawg (author)D00M992012-06-25


antley (author)2010-01-30

but I want it to will seem more reel

2743 (author)antley2010-01-31

 sodium polyacrylate does melt, but at temperature about 600c+!! XD that will become very hot snow!! lol

kinghaider (author)2010-01-05

cooollll..... i got to try this.. :)

paperclip32 (author)2009-12-10

 is it the thing in the cupboard de-humidifiers?

2743 (author)paperclip322009-12-10

 no, that is calcium chloride. but the sodium polyacrylate you can found in babies diaper( the new one of coarse) . just tear the thin fabric and you'll found it . if you mix it with the right amount of water, it will be exactly like a real snow. the good thing is, it would not melt!!

Kiteman (author)2009-02-15

Two points; First, are those images of your project, or googled? Second, sodium polyacrylate does not biodegrade, so you need to add a note to clear it all up and dispose of it properly later.

2743 (author)Kiteman2009-02-17

yes, it is from google,sorry for the mistaked..

Kiteman (author)27432009-02-17

No need to be sorry, just do it for real and take photos this time.

(Unless you pinched the whole idea from the internet and have never actually done it? In which case, the most honest thing to do would be to unpublish the project (not delete) until you have done it for real, and you can give more useful tips)

2743 (author)Kiteman2009-02-19

yes, I've did it and it works..

jakee117 (author)2009-02-15

very cool!

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