How to Make Fake Snow: 5 Cool Options

Are you ready to make glowing snow at home? We have selected 5 cool options of fake snow you can try immediately!

No, you do not have to dream about white Christmas anymore, simply because you can make snow anytime you wish.

Kids Frozen party theme, or Ice Age challenge, your winter-themed celebrations, and gatherings will have a totally cold look with some snow around!

Create a real white wonderland for your kids especially if you are living in an area where snowing is unusual. Or have another cool sensory activity for your toddler.

The choice is yours, ideas are below!

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How to Make Fake Snow

You would be surprised but making fake snow is just like a piece of cake. You need simple ingredients and all of them are available in your kitchen and bathroom drawer.

So let it snow with the main ingredients below:

  • baking soda
  • shaving cream
  • water
  • conditioner
  • lotion
  • cornstarch or corn flour
  • glitter to make it shine
  • blue food coloring to add hues
  • essential oils to add a specific scent
  • a container
  • a spoon to mix with

Do not worry, these are all ingredients needed for the 5 variations of our fake snow. Below you can see how to combine them in order to get fresh, white, and sparkling snow.

Shaving Cream Fake Snow

You will need only 3 things to make this snow:

  • 2 lb box baking soda
  • 1-2 cans of shaving cream
  • a plastic box or container

Mix it all and have fun!

Baking Soda Fake Snow

  • 1 cup of baking soda
  • water
  • plastic container/bowl
  • whisk/spoon or a fork to stir

Add 1 cup of baking soda into a plastic container or a bowl. Pour water one tablespoon at a time.

With a fork or a whisk mix the ingredients together, adding more water as you go. You need to get a light and powdery mix.

Conditioner Fake Snow

  • 1/2 cup of conditioner
  • 3 cups of baking soda
  • a bowl or container
  • fork/spoon or whisk to stir

For this recipe, it is important to use white conditioner so you will skip answering questions about why the snow is not white.

Pour 1/2 cup of conditioner into the bowl, add 3 cups of baking soda and stir it with a fork. This snow recipe is ideal to make snowballs and little snowmen!

Cornflour Fake Snow

  • equal parts of shaving cream
  • equal parts of cornflour
  • equal parts of baking powder

Mix equal parts shaving foam cream and cornflour into a bowl or plastic container and your perfect snow is ready to play!

Cornstarch and Lotion Fake Snow

  • one part cornstarch
  • one part lotion

Mix together equal parts of cornstarch with the lotion and you will get this crumbly snow recipe. If you prefer more powdery snow then add slightly less lotion than cornstarch.

How to Store the Fake Snow

Once you are done playing in the snow, you can store it for another winter adventure on the next day or time your kids want to play.

Here is why it is good to have a plastic container with a lid. You can place it in the playroom without worries that it would be melted!

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