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Y’all know I’m not the best DIYer. I like the idea of making a lot of the things I find on Pinterest or the interwebs but I feel that supplies can be costly and many times I don’t have the skills needed to successfully complete the project. Well not this time! This activity was so easy even I could do it and we already had the materials in our house. Read on to find out how to make your own perfect snow.
You know I pair books with EVERYTHING. It’s winter and I’m from the north so for me that means cold weather and snow. We don’t get snow in Houston but kiddo has experienced some in Chicago. As we get excited and prepare to head home for the holidays we’ve been reading about snow and learning about winter.
Over the course of a few days we read:
What is Snow? is a very fun non-fiction, lift-the-flap book that explains everything about snow your kiddo could possibly want to know. It covers where snow comes from, what you can do with it and much more.
Lift the Flap Weather and Seasons shows kids what the world is like during each of the four seasons. I love that it is interactive and attainable the content is in this book for kids.
Crow in the Snow is a silly phonics story about a crow who is flying in the sky noticing things below. He ultimately comes to the pond where the other animals are skating. One of them has fallen in but can Crow save him before it’s too late? Find out by getting your copy here.
Snowflake In My Pocket is a sweet story about a bear and a squirrel who are excitedly waiting for the first snow. Squirrel hasn’t seen snow before and is so bummed when Bear is sick for the first snowfall. You’ll be touched when you find out what he does to show his friend he loves him even though he can’t go out and play with him. Aside from the story being so sweet the artwork in this book is phenomenal!
I know. I know. You want me to cut to the chase and tell you how to make the darn snow already. It’s so easy that you’re not going to believe it.
Container or bowl of some kind
Plastic tablecloth (optional)
Painter’s Tape (optional)
Start by putting the plastic tablecloth on the table or using painter’s tape to tape it to your selected workspace on the floor. I didn’t use one but in hindsight, I wish I had for ease of cleanup. Next, have your kiddo pour the whole box of baking soda into the bowl or whatever container you are using. Add in some shaving cream and have your kiddo mix it all together. Slowly add more until your snow is your desired consistency. That’s it. BOOM! You can even save it to use again the next day. We put ours in a mason jar an sealed the lid. Kiddo played with it again after school the next day. I’m not sure how long it will hold up but I’ll try to come back and update. Check out this video slideshow and see how much fun little man had playing with the snow!
If you don’t already have the supplies but don’t feel like leaving your house you can find some on Amazon….thank you Prime!
I’d love to hear your feedback about this activity! Leave a comment and let me know if you enjoyed. Feel free to e-mail me a photo of your finished product for a chance to be featured on my IG!
Looking for more fun and easy things to do with your kiddos for Christmas? Check out my easy peasy hand and footprint crafts for kids which make great decor or gifts for family here.
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