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How to Make DIY Snow

Do you want to build a snowman? Not when it’s bitterly cold outside! Here are instructions for homemade snow, so your children can play in the snow no matter the weather. This activity also helps young scientists learn the simple chemistry of measuring and mixing.


  • 1/2 cup of conditioner
  • 3 cups of baking soda
  • Small sticks
  • Loose parts
  • Cookie cutters


Start with 1/2 cup of conditioner and use a fork to stir in about 3 cups of baking soda. This snow packs very well and is great for making snowmen! Add sticks for arms. Use the loose parts for creative play and decorating the snowman. Use cookie cutters for shapes and even more fun!

Free Winter Activity Download

We’ve created downloadable DIY snow instructions for you to use and share. Simply click the link below!

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Want to build a snowman?  Watch below for a fun, simple recipe to make “snow” with your kids at home using household items you are sure to have!

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