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Video: Fake Snow-a Pretty Decoration And A Magical DIY For Children
2023 Author: Lynn Laird | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-05-21 21:10
Bring the magic of snowy days into your home without having frozen fingers, a runny nose, or wet socks. Making fake snow is a great option for parents looking for an affordable way to keep their kids busy, especially now during confinement. It's a great activity for preschoolers, but not just that. The most interesting thing about making this decoration is that it is prepared from common materials that we already find in your home. So roll up your sleeves and spend a themed weekend creating a Christmas village nestled in the snow.
How to make fake snow?
During winter, every child, big or small, dreams of snow and as for the girls, they want to transform their room into the kingdom of Arendelle. In order for you to realize this little fantasy and create a festive atmosphere at home, you have to make fake snow. There are several ways to do it and they are all super easy. So, don't worry if DIY isn't your cup of tea. Take out a bowl and add to it:
- a box of shaving cream
- 900 g of baking soda
Yes, you only need these two ingredients! It's surprising, isn't it ?! So, pour the baking soda into the plastic container. Then add a little shaving cream and knead it in the baking soda. Add more shaving cream, mix and repeat until the mixture is the consistency of snow. It takes about 10 minutes. Fake snow becomes light and powdery and when mixed it will leave very little residue on your hands. A great plus is its smell and the ingredients which are safe for the little ones.
If you don't have shaving cream in your house, replace it with a hair conditioner. It also works well and you will have even more choice of flavors. You just have to bet on a conditioner that is not too runny.
Also, if you are using this recipe to make fake snow, when you are done with your snowmen, just remove the decorations and use the "snow" to clean the sinks or your tub. It works very well. No waste!
How to make fake snow from corn starch?
You can also make fake snow by mixing a 1: 1 ratio of baking soda and cornstarch. Start by pouring the two ingredients in equal amounts into a bowl. Then mix them well with your fingers. Then you need to add just a little water so that you can form a ball. To add even more magic to this children's craft, add 2 tbsp. of glitter. It's not a must-have ingredient for making fake snow, so if you want to keep your hands and clothes from shining, don't hesitate to leave them. But we're sure your kids will be even more excited to make a castle that shines just like real snow.
Is your little girl a fan of the movie "Frozen"?
If the answer to this question is yes, we are sure that she already has figures of Elsa, Anna, Olaf and Sven. You just need a little snow to complete this magical atmosphere! Take a few plastic cups or sand figures and you will also create a fake snow castle for the princesses and her friends.
Christmas decoration with a snowman
If you have time to have fun with the little kitties, you can prepare various decorations with the fake snow. Above, you see a great idea for a Christmas centerpiece or for a festive placeholder. Make a fake snowman by decorating it with colorful beads. Put it in a glass with some greenery (you can also use part of a Christmas wreath) and at the end attach a small blackboard. The latter you can find in hobby stores. Of course, you can write the names or a cute thematic wish on a cardboard.
If you just want something that looks like snow for a mini fairy garden, but you don't want to make snowmen, the coarse table salt looks really pretty, especially with lights shining through the crystals. Just add a few fairy garden accessories and you're good to go. A second idea is to punch a few sheets of white, silver, or glitter paper with a hole punch to make small snowflakes.