Fun Kids Winter Crafts
2 Ingredient Homemade Snow
Below you’ll find 2 easy recipes for DIY snow. One has only 2 ingredients and the other 3 ingredients.
Both take just minutes to make and you’ll have soft fake snow that’s addictive to play around with.
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Time: 5 minutes
Ages: Little kids to tweens
Difficulty: Easy peasy
2 ingredient DIY snow
With just 2 ingredients this fake snow recipe is as simple as it gets.
We love how this homemade snow feels cold to the touch. And it smells great too.
The consistency is crumbly but it sticks together when you press it down with your fingers or hands.
You will need:
- 1½ cups of bicarbonate of soda (baking soda)
- ¼ cup of white hair conditioner
Step 1: Mix the ingredients
Pour both the ingredients into a bowl. Use your hands to mix them together.
It’s as easy as that!
Get playing with your DIY snow
You’ll have fake snow that feels cold to the touch. It can be lots of fun just to sprinkle and play around with.
When you press this snow between your fingers or hands it clumps together.
You could use this snow to make a:
Winter Sensory Tray for toddlers
See these 4 easy animal habitat sensory trays for some ideas.
Magical Festive Snow Scene
If you’re making this snow around the holidays, you could use it to make a beautiful snow scene with plastic figurines.
See how to make a Magical Snow Scene here.
This fake snow is great fun to play around with. Kids can squeeze it into sticky clumps, sprinkle it out and push their fingers through it.
However it’s not ideal for making little snowballs or snow men. The consistency of this recipe is a too crumbly for that.
Our next DIY snow recipe is perfect if you want snow you can mould with.
3 Ingredient Homemade Snow
This snow is just as easy to make, with slightly different ingredients.
It has a different texture to our 2 ingredient DIY snow which means it can be moulded into snow balls and snow men.
PLEASE NOTE that although this recipe contains cooking ingredients, because it contains bicarbonate of soda, this fake snow is not safe to eat. This makes it unsuitable for children under 3. Small children should always be supervised when playing with any DIY snow.
You will need:
- 1 cup of bicarbonate of soda (baking soda)
- 1 cup of cornflour
- a little water
Step 1: Pour the ingredients into a bowl and mix together
Pour the same amount of bicarbonate of soda and cornflour into a bowl.
Mix both ingredients together with your fingers.
Step 2: Add a little water
Add some water gradually to your mixture.
Pour it in a little at a time and keep mixing it with your fingers.
Once your snow comes together and you are able to pick up to make a snow ball, then you know it’s ready.
Step 3: Start moulding snow men
Pour your snow into a shallow plastic tray for the kids to play around with it. You can mould snowmen or snow balls out of it and add on some twigs for its arms.
You can also use this one to make Winter Sensory Trays.
See these 4 easy animal habitat sensory trays for ideas.
This snow is soft and crumbly so it can be sprinkled onto festive snow scenes or into Arctic sensory trays.
It also holds together so your child can also enjoy making little balls out of it and practise those fine motor skills.