Winter Sensory Play: Homemade Snow

Today is the first day of winter.  The weather was cool and crisp when we woke up, a very pleasant surprise after the 80 degree weather we have been experiencing!   We live in Florida, experiencing snow is very unlikely, so for the first day of winter we made homemade snow.

Homemade snow is great for sensory play!  The only ingredients that you need to make homemade snow are cornstarch and shaving cream.   I find that the amounts are never exact, but it seems about two boxes of cornstarch and one can of shaving cream result in fabulous white sensory snow!  You can also add a few drops of essential oil or glitter to enhance the sensory experience.

First, pour the cornstarch into a container….. 

Then add the shaving cream gradually and mix….. 

Keep adding shaving cream and mixing until it feels like snow!!

My kids LOVE playing with this.  They have never experienced real snow…..

Snow between toes feels good to Audrey…. 

We went through all of our snow in one afternoon due to numerous snowball fights.

However, if you save yours and it dries out some just add a little shaving cream and your snow will be good as new!

If you enjoyed this post you may enjoy homemade moon sand.  To see more of our sensory play fun please click here.


3 thoughts on “Winter Sensory Play: Homemade Snow

  1. All the cousins in my mom’s family grew up in FL (we grew up in PA). The first time one of them came to PA for the holidays it snowed over night. When she woke up and saw it she ran outside in just her PJs, jumped in, then ran back inside shaking and saying, “Mommy, mommy, that sand is cold!!!” We still tease her about that; although she now lives in IL and sees plenty of snow. I love that you’ve found a way to create the experience of snow for your southern babies.

  2. What a fun idea! My cousin, his kids and grandkids all came up from the Southeast for an early Christmas celebration but our silly Wisconsin weather did not oblige and snow for them. Hope you had a great Christmas!

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