Every morning it seems like I have woken up to more snow appearing outside. While I personally am not a fan of snow, my little guy is absolutely in love with it. It is magical, fascinating, and fun. If he had his way he would spend his entire day bundled up rolling around in the backyard. With also having a little man under 1 year old though letting my preschooler spend that sort of time outside is difficult. Roo (under 1) cannot spend the sort of time outside that Meatball (3) would like to, so we found a way to bring (fake) snow inside.
This DIY Snow Recipe is a super simple way to make snow that will not melt. It is also a fun science experiment in absorbency!
Once we made this snow Meatball played with it for hours in the kitchen. He built snowmen, castles, and pulled out his trucks to help with the heavy work. When Meatball was younger we had made a different version of homemade snow so it was a lot of fun to see the differences between the two.
Items Needed to Make Snow
How to Make Fake Snow
Ya’ll, I was not kidding on how easy this is to make. To do this I put in a drain plug and lined the bottom of our sink with the clean diapers. Then we filled the sink up with cold water. We did set one diaper aside to experiment with how much water from a cup a diaper could hold. By the time Meatball had poured a couple cups of water into the diaper the other diapers were ready to go.
Once all the diapers were filled with cold water we simply cut them open and emptied the insides into our sensory bin.
The texture was amazing! My husband even stopped by to inquire on how Meatball was playing with snow that did not melt! This homemade snow is wet, moldable, and cold!! But the best thing about this snow? Once you are done playing you can either store it for another day or recycle it!
Once we were done playing with our snow we added this fake snow to the soil of our indoor plants. The hydrogels when mixed with soil will help absorb excess water, aerate the soil, and help save on watering costs. These gels are biodegradable and environmentally friendly which helps make them an awesome trick to growing beautiful plants.