4 Fun Snow Recipes

by | Feb 4, 2021 | Fine Motor Skills, Sensory Processing

We enjoyed trying 4 fun snow recipes today. Children in Arizona miss snow in the winter. Therefore, we need to use alternative ways to create our snow fun. We made four different snow recipes. We played, we made a big mess, and we voted on the best fake snow concoction. My six-year-old and nine-year-old kids participated in the snow testing process, as I need the best fake snow recipe for my preschoolers. We had hours of fun and sensory play, and it was worth all the mess!

Sensory play has enormous benefits on child development. Encouraging toddlers and preschoolers to explore activities that involve senses while playing, creating, and discovering is incredibly vital. It helps to form new brain connections that support multiple areas of development.

Although sensory-rich play is a critical way of learning for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers, it is also enjoyable for older children. My nine-year-old son enjoyed following the snow recipes, playing with the snow textures and thrived on trying all of the snow recipes. Additionally, my six-year-old daughter played with the snow concoction the entire time and beyond while we tested all snow designs.

Please decide if you will take our word for the best snow recommendation or if you desire to test all four DYI snow recipes. Let us explore our 4 snow recipes.

Snow Recipe #1

Ingredients: 1-cup baking soda, ¼-cup water, glitter optional.

Instructions: Mix it all. Place in the freezer for 15 minutes.

Tip: This recipe is for one child; if you need more snow quantity for more children, double the ingredients.

Impressions: Feels like real snow, cold, realistic, squishy, sticky, appears like real snow.

Snow Recipe #2

Materials: 2 1/2-cups baking soda and 1/2 –cup white hair conditioner, glitter optional.

Instructions: Mix it all.

Tip: This recipe makes enough snow for two children.

Impressions: soft, white, fun, feels cold, smells good, enjoyable, easily sticks together to makes snowballs, great for cookie cutters and scooping, we added pink glitter for more fun

Snow Recipe #3

Materials: 2-cups of baking soda and ½ bottle of shaving cream and glitter optional.

Instructions: Mix it all.

Impressions: fluffy, soft, white pleasant, fun, easily sticks to make a snowball, feels like kinetic sand, also feels like pizza dough consistency, calming, excellent to use cookie cutters, scooping, smells like shaving cream (add a few drops of scented oil or baking extract to transform the scent).

Snow Recipe #4

Materials: 2-cups cornstarch (corn flour) and ½ cup of vegetable oil and glitter optional.

Instructions: Mix it all.

Impressions: yellowish color, smooth, silky, vibrating squeeze, squeaky, sticks together but also easily falls apart, enjoyable and unusual consistency, cookie dough consistency, unique, and odorless.

Although we live in Arizona and we do not have easy snow access in the winter, we enjoyed making our own fake snow. We truly enjoyed all 4 snow recipes. We made our discoveries about snow textures, colors, consistency, and smell. Playing with snow stimulated imagination, creative thinking, and inspired confidence. It was an amazing sensory experience! Please check out 4 snow recipe evalution.

If you are unable to watch our full 4 snow recipe evaluations, I will let you in on our favorite snow recipe. Our favorite snow recipe was Snow Recipe #3, the snow made with baking soda and shaving cream. This recipe was a clear winner! However, you can’t go wrong with any of the snow recipes. Even if you live in the snowy part of the world, try this fun concoction when you are stuck at home. Making snow fun guaranteed!

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