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What do you do when you live in Florida and your kids have always wanted to have a snow ball fight? You make your own snow! While it’s not icy or even cold, it is an easy and fun craft for kids that live in warmer climate areas. With just 2 main ingredients, you can make a big batch of snow for less than $5!

When I told my girls that we would be making snow, they were ecstatic. Like most kids, they love to make slime, so this was along the same lines for them. It’s a fun and inexpensive experiment that they will love.

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How to Make DIY Snow

  • 1lb box baking soda
  • Approx 1/2 container shaving cream

Add both ingredients to a bowl and mix together with your hands until easily formed into a snowball.

Once you’ve created your snow, it’s time to have a little fun. You can build a snowman or have a snow fight. My kids are planning on making a much bigger batch next time so that they can make snow angels in our backyard.

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While this is a bit messy, you can make things easier on yourself by putting a large sheet or towel down on the floor. If you choose to have a snow fight, like my girls did, do it in your front or back yard, where it can easily be washed away. Make sure that they don’t aim for the face as I wouldn’t want to get any of it in their eyes. Also, have your kids wash their hands right after they are done and make sure they don’t put any in their mouth.  I know, common sense, but I wouldn’t be a protective Mama if I didn’t share concerns (especially for the little ones).

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Have you ever tried to make snow? If not, what is your favorite kids craft? We’d love to hear about it. Comment below and let us know!

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If you live in warmer climate and your kids want to have a snow ball fight, here is an easy, 2 ingredient recipe to make DIY snow for less than $5!

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  • blair villanueva
    June 3, 2019

    Totally cool diy! Saving this in preparation of the Christmas season. Perfect coz we don’t have snow in the Philippines.

  • Elizabeth O
    May 30, 2019

    This DIY snowman is such an adorable project for kids to make. It looks like a ton of fun.

  • Becca Wilson
    May 30, 2019

    This definitely sounds like it would be a really fun day. My kids would really love to do something like this.

  • Lavern Moore
    May 30, 2019

    Wow, never heard this. Making snow seems fun. Never had to being from New York. Would love to try.

  • Mavs Escala
    May 30, 2019

    We don’t have snow here. How I wish we have. 🙁

  • Ntensibe Edgar Michael
    May 29, 2019

    Honestly, this is a first for me….if somebody could have told me that you can use baking soda to make snow, I think I would have laughed my head off!

    • Heather
      May 29, 2019

      Glad I could give you a laugh.

  • Emman Damian
    May 29, 2019

    This is so innovative! For kids who love winter on a summer day, they can do this easily!

  • Krisy
    May 29, 2019

    Snow in summer! My nieces and nephews are gonna love this as it does not really snow here (ever). Thank you so much for the idea!

  • Tiffany La Forge-Grau
    May 28, 2019

    What a fun idea! I’ve never thought about making snow for kids when they lived in an area where there is none!

  • Stacie
    May 28, 2019

    That is such a fun idea! Doing crafts with the kids like this is always a great time.

  • GiGi Eats
    May 28, 2019

    My husband and I love Christmas/Winter so much – I could totally see him and I doing this! hahaha! 4th of July party festivities 😉

  • Derek Edwards
    December 17, 2018

    Excellent. Absolutely loved reading and very helpful at the same time.

  • Paula @ I'm Busy Being Awesome
    November 27, 2018

    This is such a nifty idea, I bet kids will have so much fun with it! So easy too!

  • Mimi
    November 27, 2018

    This is awesome, I love snow but we usually don’t get it in Rome 🙁 this could be a way to have fun with it

  • Pradnya
    November 14, 2018

    Wonderful idea. Very creative. Never would have thought of putting these 2 ingredients together. Will be definitely trying it out.

  • Surekha Busa
    November 14, 2018

    This is such a great post and very nice to do at home especially with the kids around. This is very interesting DIY project to make. Thank you for sharing this to us.

  • Jona Shares
    November 14, 2018

    Indeed such a cool post! Here in my country, we didn’t have snow season. So, who would not love to have this, we could try this snow diy!

  • Swathi
    November 13, 2018

    I would like to try it with my kids, looks very fun project an that too require only two ingredients. Getting snow here is not that easy so this will work.

  • Kathryn at QuestFor47
    November 13, 2018

    I love that stuff! Fake snow is so much fun! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  • hey sharonoox
    November 13, 2018

    We have some flurries this week and more coming the next few days. But a DIY snow is something else. I know my kid is going to like making his own snow. Thanks for sharing!

  • Kita Bryant
    November 13, 2018

    I have homemade a lot of things, but never snow. It looks pretty easy. We will have to give it a try.

  • Heidi
    November 13, 2018

    That looks so fun! I live in the desert, so that would be the closest my kids would get to seeing snow.

  • Joanna
    November 13, 2018

    This is such a cool idea! I have heard about artificial snow but I had no idea that you can make it yourself, at home, or that it is so easy to make. Definitely a great alternative to snow in warm areas.

  • Waren Jean Go
    November 13, 2018

    Wow! This is definitely a good idea to make a snowman that doesn’t melt. Good idea for indoors. Thanks!

  • Sabina
    November 13, 2018

    This is so creative! I live in Boston so I get plenty of snow haha.

    xoxo
    Sabina
    sabiithefirst.com

  • Farrah Less
    November 13, 2018

    This is fun to play with esp if you live in an area that has no snow. We would love to try this at home.

  • Reese Woods
    November 13, 2018

    How fun! Who would have thought shaving cream and baking soda could make such a fun craft? You might need a lot of it to make snow angels!

  • Jackie
    November 13, 2018

    This is so fun! I am definitely pinning this for when I need something crafty to do with my kids!

  • Cathy Mini
    November 13, 2018

    Such a wonderful tip to make DIY snow and also save money too. Will definitely make this for Christmas!

  • ricci
    November 12, 2018

    Now this looks like a lot of fun! I live in the south and real snow is hard to find. My nieces and nephews would love this!!

  • Terri Steffes
    November 12, 2018

    I had no idea! Of course, we are having the real deal right now! Snowing on Veteran’s Day? Wow!

  • Tasheena
    November 12, 2018

    This is such a clever idea. I have to share this post with my friends who live in a warmer state. We get more than enough snow in my state.

  • Jenn
    November 12, 2018

    This looks like so much fun! I bet our granddaughters would love to try this out. I’ll have to bookmark your page for when they come over.

  • Pam
    November 12, 2018

    What a fun idea! We don’t get snow in our area so kids would love something like this.

  • Ashley
    November 12, 2018

    This seems like a fun craft for the kids. We usually get snow, but if we don’t I’ll definitely pull this out so we can have a snowball fight!

  • Alexandra
    November 12, 2018

    This is such a clever idea! I live in Australia and have never seen snow. What fun this would be 🙂

  • Jenn @ EngineerMommy
    November 12, 2018

    This is such a fun project. I bet my kids would have a blast making a big batch of this snow for play time!!

  • Vicky
    November 12, 2018

    We live in California, so we don’t get a lot of snow either. Like your girls, my girls would find the thought of playing with snow super exciting. This could not be easier to make.

  • Natalia
    November 12, 2018

    I haven’t even realised that one can do DIY snow. Can’t wait to share this idea with my students … they will have real fun! 🙂

  • Em Smith
    November 12, 2018

    Haha! This is so fun!! We will definitely try this at home!!

  • What Corinne Did
    November 12, 2018

    I love DIY but DIY snow is something I had never heard of before! What a great idea though!

  • Alvern Bullard @ Success Unscrambled
    November 12, 2018

    Oh wow! This is a genius idea, why wait for the snow when you can make your own. It will take a lot of shaving cream. Thanks for sharing.

    • Heather Castillo
      November 12, 2018

      Well, we could wait forever and still never get it, so we took matters into our own hands 😉

  • tara pittman
    November 12, 2018

    My boys would have a blast with this. I think they would think having snow is cool as we dont get enough here to make snow balls.

  • Shoshana Sue
    November 12, 2018

    I am in South Africa, we never have a white Christmas but do get snow up in the mountains during winter. This snow idea is so cool, we will fake it till we make it with this lol

  • Euro Travel Coach
    November 12, 2018

    How fun to make snow when nature doesn’t provide it! Your kids must have been so excited. Good for you for your creativity. We lived in Texas for years and only got a dusting of snow most winters. I wish I had known about this then — I would have loved to make snow with my kids. Thanks for your post.

  • Amber Myers
    November 12, 2018

    My daughter will want to make this for sure. She loves snow, but we don’t get a lot of it in Texas.

  • Dalene Ekirapa
    November 12, 2018

    So baking soda and shaving cream could actually make a snowball? Now that’s very creative I’d have never thought of. No wonder your daughters were super happy!

  • candy
    November 12, 2018

    Now this could be totally tons of fun and totally dangerous with some of the older kids. Wonderful family idea.

  • Jeanette
    November 12, 2018

    This sounds like a lot of fun to do! We do not get a lot of snow where I live this would be fun for the kids to do a snowball fight with.

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