All You Need To......SNOW

Introduction: All You Need To......SNOW

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Hello All,

With Christmas 2019 out of the way and we were disappointed (here in the UK at least) not to have a white Christmas, however like the hero I am I have come to your rescue.

If the weather lets you down, not fear, I have put together some of the Fake Snow recipes I have tried over the year with the nephews for various effects and uses

Be it plans for next years elf on the shelf, decorations, using in photos or just entertaining the kids and building their Frozen toys a habitat you don't have to wait on the weather to make your wintry wishes come true.

Just follow these various instructuons to make fake snow.

Each is the perfect consistency for building mini snowmen, snowballs and even small igloos.

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Step 1: Recipies.....

Now there are "fake snow" products out there that you can purchase, we got some for Christmas 2019 and while watching it grow/expand was great, it wassnt as much fun and lacked the ability to build stuff and honestly due to this it did hold the nephews attention for long.

Any way here are 5 recopies we have used that work well.

1. Baking soda and shaving cream. Mix together 1 pound of baking soda, and slowly add shaving cream until you reach the perfect snowy consistency. Let kids knead the fake snow with their hands until it's all combined.

2.Baking soda and water. Pour 1 cup of baking soda into a bowl, and add water one tablespoon at a time. Use a fork or a whisk to stir the two ingredients together, adding more water as you go. When it's light and powdery, it's ready to play with!

3. Baking soda and conditioner. For this recipe, be sure to use white conditioner so your fake snow looks just like the real stuff. Start with 1/2 cup of conditioner, and use a fork to stir in about 3 cups of baking soda. This snow packs very well and is great for making snowmen!

4. Shaving cream and cornstarch. Mix equal parts shaving cream (foam, not gel) and cornstarch for this recipe, which makes a dense, foamy snow that is very easy to mold.

5. Cornstarch and lotion. Mix together equal parts cornstarch and lotion for this crumbly snow recipe. If you're looking for a more powdery snow, add slightly less lotion than cornstarch.

Step 2: Bonus Tips

Tips to make your Fake Snow even better and more enjoyable.

  • Give your fake snow some added sparkle with glitter
  • Pop your fake snow in the freezer to make it cold to the touch just like real snow.
  • Provide kids with cookie cutters, plastic utensils and Veg for snowman decoration

I hope this is useful and everyone enjoys getting messy and creative

Happy new year and a eventful 2020 to you all

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    8 Discussions

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    Meglymoo87
    Meglymoo87

    19 days ago

    I loved reading your 'ible! Funny and informative! Great job on the snow too. :D

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    Jedi_zombie85
    Jedi_zombie85

    Reply 15 days ago

    Thank you so much, always nice to hear they are an enjoyable read and useful ;)

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    Kink Jarfold
    Kink Jarfold

    6 weeks ago on Step 2

    We here in North Carolina don't see much of the real stuff. I really enjoyed this Instructable. Very informative. And that snowman was perfect. Such a great thing you do for your kids.

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    Jedi_zombie85
    Jedi_zombie85

    Reply 5 weeks ago

    Thanks, I just thankful that this got me a good 45 mins peace ahaha Here is hoping it will benefit others in such ways

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    Jedi_zombie85
    Jedi_zombie85

    Reply 6 weeks ago

    Thanks, suprising what can be done with household items

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    Wingletang
    Wingletang

    6 weeks ago

    Great stuff! You should enter this into the Snow Contest that has just started here on Instructables.

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    Jedi_zombie85
    Jedi_zombie85

    Reply 6 weeks ago

    Thanks alot, yea its just been approved for it. I cannot tell you how much this distracted the kids at Christmas, deffo a great winter distraction for them