I don’t know about you, but I have been seeing people posting about “make your own play snow” all over the place! I am a Pinterest addict, so of course I have been looking on there for ideas.  I finally felt it was time to try it out and see what all the hype was about!

play snow

It is actually very easy to make. You just need:

-1 box of baking soda (16 oz/ 1 lb)

-shaving cream (you add this in increments as you go)

*Some people like to add of drop of essential oils to make it smell nice. Whatever scent you would like!


  1. Have your child/ren pour the entire container of baking soda into a bowl/pan. (I liked using a cake pan because the sides are a little lower which made it easier for little hands to access the snow.)
  2. Slowly add a few squirts of shaving cream and have them kneed the snow.
  3. Keep adding shaving cream until you reach desired consistency. Have fun!

play snow 2

My 2 year old was having so much fun playing with this stuff! She kept giggling and squishing it with her hands. I thought it was such a great little activity for her to do in the kitchen while I could wash dishes, clean, etc.

Well, I turned my back for a minute or two to get to my dishes and when I turned back around I realized she was having even more fun flinging the snow off of her hands in all directions! We ended up with a floor covered in snow. It looked like we had left the door open in a snow storm!

play snow 3

So word to the wise, make sure to do this activity in an area that is easy to clean! Luckily the snow was fairly easy to sweep up! (I guess that is thanks to the baking soda.) It really did end up having a similar consistency to real snow. It was a lot of fun to play with!

If you put the snow in an airtight container you can save it for a while so you can come back and play with it again.

What fun activities do you like to do in the winter?

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