Oh yeah. We visited our nearby science center last week and the kids loved playing with their fake snow. I found out that the fake snow was made from the same material found inside of diapers! Wow. Mind blown. So of course we had to make it at home.
Keep reading to find out how we made our fake snow!
Materials to Make Fake Snow:
- Large, deep container (to store your snow and hold it while the children play)
Directions to make Fake Snow:(The polymer sodium polyacrylate inside of diapers expands when it gets wet. We're basically harvesting the stuff and then getting it wet to "grow" our snow. To read more about the science, click here or here.)
(Note: Choose a nice large, and deep container. Chuck loved playing with this stuff and our container was a bit too small. So it got everywhere!)
3. Use your hands to smoosh up the white stuff. It will feel slightly wet and squishy. Keep smooshing and soon you'll have a bunch of fake snow.
(Why the giraffe and bear? Well, we don't really own any winter animals... so these two had to do.)
Now you're ready to play!
5. When you're done, DON'T FLUSH the stuff down the drain! You don't want to clog it. Just throw it away in the trash.
Have fun playing with your fake snow!