Snow Fun! How To Make DIY Fake Snow With Just 2 Ingredients

Great for sensory play!

By Amanda Faber, publisher of Macaroni KID Central Phoenix, Ariz. January 16, 2023

Making homemade DIY snow is a fun and easy way to add a little bit of winter magic to your day, no matter what your weather is outside! 

Making fake snow is great for sensory play. The cool and soft texture of the snow can be calming and soothing for children, especially if they’re feeling overwhelmed or stressed. Plus, it’s an excellent opportunity for them to use their imaginations and explore their creativity!

Rather be outside? You can use your homemade snow to create a winter wonderland in the backyard, create unique sculptures, or even use it for a snowball fight. The possibilities are endless!

No matter what you do with your homemade snow, it's sure to bring plenty of smiles. 

Plus, all you need are two inexpensive ingredients you likely have at home - then your ready to go! This recipe for fake snow is so simple the kids can take the lead in making it.

Homemade Snow


  • 2 1/2 cups of pure baking soda
  • 1/2 cup white hair conditioner


Mix 2 1/2 cups of pure baking soda with 1/2 cup of white hair conditioner in a large bowl until ingredients are well combined.

Have a snow-tastic time!

Note: Make sure kids (especially the littles) know not to eat it or put their hands in their mouth or rub their eyes


Amanda Faber is the publisher of Macaroni KID Central Phoenix, Ariz.

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