Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Make your own "Fake" sensory snow

So the other day Play Create Explore had a post on how to make fun Ice cream dough. When I saw that I had to try it with the kids cause we love Ice cream play.

That was then when I was inspired to use hair conditioner and mix it with baking soda instead of cornstrach. WOW!!! This stuff felt just like real snow, cool, damp, soft and even molds.

I was so excited cause I have been wanting to have a fun snow play with them using their Penguin play toys.

This is a MUST try sensory play. The kids had a blast and there is so much more you can do with this fun "fake" snow.

I even had fun playing in it with them, it is so soft.

To make the snow you need baking soda and hair conditioner. I got both of them from Dollar Tree.

How to make "Fake snow":
Mix 3 cups of baking soda to 1/2 cup hair conditioner

I tried 2 different hair conditioners and both worked great, the only thing is I would use the white conditioner so the snow is white. The 1st batch I made smelled great I used strawberry conditioner, but it had a pink tint.

"J" and "C" had so much fun playing in this snow. Be sure to check back cause I have some other fun things that we will be doing as well.

This play is great cause they can use their imagination, great fine motor play with making snowballs and also a great way to teach about the animals.

***This is something that can be used over again, you can place in a sealed baggie or if it dries out you can just add more conditioner to it and make it snow again.***

We love doing fun sensory bin play be sure to check out some of the other fun ones we have done below:

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