- Post date:
- Saturday, 26 November 2016
The winter fairies of RNIB demonstrate how you can make your own snow in a simple step-by-step tutorial.
Winter is upon us, but there's no guarantee it will snow near you. With two household ingredients, you can make your own sensory snow that's cool to touch and easy to mould!
What you will need
- Baking soda (we used approximately 500g)
- Shaving foam (we used approximately half a can, make sure you buy foam and not gel)
- You can also add silver glitter and scented oil to add to the sensory experience
- A large container or clear surface to mix the ingredients
This will make approximately five palm-sized snowballs.
- Check out our step-by-step tutorial below
- Warning: The snow is not edible – do not leave children who may put it in their mouth or eyes unsupervised.
Add baking soda to the container.
Tip: Use a large container or clear surface – things might get messy.
Add shaving foam to the container.
Tip: Do this gradually to avoid adding too much foam.
Mix the baking soda and shaving foam together.
Tip: You can use your hands or a mixing spoon.
Add more baking soda or shaving foam depending on whether the mixture is too wet or dry.
Quite quickly the texture will bind together becoming more "snow-like".
This feels great between your fingers as the mixture gets colder (it's a mystery how it works).
And ta-da! The finished product should feel powdery and slightly damp, but easy to shape when moulded.
You can mould the snow into balls.
And even make a snowman. Enjoy!