Learn how to make 2 ingredient fake snow in this post! It’s so easy and super fun for kids of all ages. Not only is it a great activity but it’s perfect for sensory play and discovery.
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Living in South Florida means we don’t get snow in the winter time. Fake snow is the next best thing and I have the easiest way to make it. I used to do this with my students a million years ago when I was teaching and now my sons love it too. You only need a few things that you probably already have at home making this a really cheap or free sensory activity.
What You Need to Make 2 Ingredient Fake Snow
- Baking Soda
- White Hair Conditioner
- Bowl or Bin
Mix 3 cups baking soda with 1/2 cup of white hair conditioner until firm. You’ll know it’s ready when you can pick it und form snow balls. It will be cool to the touch just like real snow! All ingredients can be easily found at Dollar Tree if you don’t already these have at home. To keep the fake snow fresh and make it last longer, place in a sealed bin or bag.
Be ware, this is going to be messy! But it’s so much fun and kids love to play with fake snow.
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Sensory Bin Ideas with Fake Snow
While kids can easily play with just the fake snow by itself, creating a sensory bin with it is a bonus! Here are some simple ideas to make it work.
- Create a winter wonderland with mini bottle brush trees.
- Add animals that are usually found in cold climates like penguins, polar bears, walrus, etc.
- Make a Christmas theme using mini trees, gift boxes, Santa and reindeer.
- Use cookie cutters to make fun snow shapes.
- Add blue felt snowflakes and a scoop so kids can find and count the snowflakes.
- Make tiny snowman accessories and encourage kids to build snowmen.
- Use measuring spoons, small cups and other tools to practice picking up the snow with different things.
I hope you love this idea and try it with your kids! If you do, share it on social media and tag me so I can see it. Find me on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. It makes me so happy to see others using my crafts and activities.