Fake snow. Seriously, how fun does that sound! Rollable, squishable, moldable snow that doesn’t freeze your fingers or melt all over the place!
I got this recipe from a friend who is doing an activity a day with her kids throughout Advent. She rocks. They’ve made homemade marshmallows, decorated a birthday cake for Jesus, baked cookies, and… made and played with fake snow! I’d love to do a month of Advent activities with my kiddos someday. Someday. For today, I’m home hibernating with my 5-day old son and trying to convince our 2-1/2 year old daughter to please, please, please take a nap. The homemade marshmallows will have to wait.
The fake snow I can do. Here’s a recipe that even this sleep-deprived, hormone-imbalanced, lactating mother can manage:
1 part conditioner : 6 parts baking soda.
Yep. Conditioner and baking soda. 1/2 cup conditioner and 3 cups baking soda. Or if you’re like me and only have a little travel sized conditioner in the house from your recent hospital stay but you really wanted to try to make fake snow but you don’t want to step out the door to run to the store… then just use the 1/4 cup conditioner you have and mix in 1-1/2 cups baking soda. 🙂
Mix it together with your hands and enjoy its moisturizing and exfoliating properties. (If it’s too crumbly, add a little more conditioner.)
Now play in the snow! Squish it between your fingers. Form into snowmen. Build an igloo. Make a snowball and throw it at someone. (Never mind that last one. Bad idea.)
Oh, and let your kids play with it too!
A cute little ornament may or may not have been decimated in the making of this snowman. Oops.