No white snow on the ground where you are, but still want to play with some snow? I’ll show you how to make snow with just 2 common ingredients! A unique kid activity with lots of fun creative possibilities!
Plus, making this snow is both easy and quick for mom or dad!
I was cleaning out my pantry. It doesn’t happen that often…lol. And I came across about a billion spices that had expired. I also found expired baking soda and assorted oils. I was feeling rather bad about throwing them out – what a waste! But I decided to mix two of the ingredients together in a bowl so my daughter could at least “play cook”! The two ingredients I mixed for her turned into a really NEAT substance…
A substance that did a great job of imitating heavy packable SNOW!
HOW TO MAKE SNOW:
- One box of Arm & hammer Baking soda
- About 3/4- 1cup of canola oil (I used Canola since that was the oil that was expired. Any oil including vegetable would work)
Just dribble your oil in the baking soda and mix it, until it starts to clump (about 3/4 of a cup oil to one box of baking soda). Then gradually work in the baking soda on the sides of the bowl until it’s all incorporated. It becomes “packable” snow pretty immediately- and you can always add additional oil if you need, so start slow. Less is definitely more in this concoction! The Baking soda is what makes it super white and also so finely powdered- so that ingredient is vital. Even when they are room temperature this snow has a cool feel to it naturally! But if you really want a chill, put the ingredients in the refrigerator for an hour before mixing!
Now just let your favorite kid build their own snowman! Or what about building an igloo, or making snowballs? With this recipe you can make snow in the winter, fall, spring or even the dead of summer!
Happy winter ya’ll!