Instant Sensory Snow

In our part of California, we don't get any snow. While we try to make at least one trip to Tahoe every winter for a weekend of skiing and sledding, sometimes it's still not enough snow to satisfy my kids.

To recreate some of that fun winter magic, we decided to make our own snow! It was a great way to have fun with sensory play.

  1. Ages: 3 - 8

  2. <30 minutes

  3. Messy


Materials you'll need

Step-by-step tutorial

  • Step 1

    Pour 1.5 cups of baking soda into the tray.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 1

  • Tip

    The ratio of baking soda to shampoo is 6:1.

  • Step 2

    Pour a 1/4 cup of shampoo into the same tray.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 2

  • Final result!

    Use your hands to mix these two ingredients! The mixture will soon take on a crumbly, and less sticky, texture, which means your snow is ready for play!

    For extended fun, add food coloring to create vibrantly colored snow, find small toys to create an arctic habitat in the snow, or build mini snowmen with tiny button accessories!

    Photo reference of how to complete step 3

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