Make it Snow Indoors!
Too far south? Is it raining instead of snowing? You can make snowballs indoors with two simple ingredients. While throwing snowballs indoors is not a great idea, my boys have had tons of fun with this strangely cool to the touch fake snow. And because it is made with conditioner, it smells good too!
Using a bit of added imagination, sculpt the snow into miniature snowmen with eyes, a nose, buttons and a scarf. My favorite creation by the boys was a small snow fort for each of them and the mini-snowball battle that ensued!
What you need:
- Baking soda
What you do:
- Measure 3 cups of baking soda into a bowl
- Add ½ cup of conditioner
- Mix until snow forms
The snow feels sandy and crumbly to the touch. It should clump nicely for building and shaping.
For extra fun, put the baking soda in the freezer or refrigerator for an hour or so before making. This makes the snow pleasantly cool to the touch and adds to the allure of indoor snow! Go ahead and make snow!
Donna Lasinski is a mother of 3 sons and the author of the Parent Guide to Summer and creator of the ThinkStretch Summer Learning Program. ThinkStretch also offers a winter program to prevent “brain freeze”!