Too much snow or not enough snow? It doesn’t matter when you know how to make fake snow! Treat the kids to an indoor snowman-building session or fun winter sensory play with this super easy-to-make fake snow recipe! Ever wondered what fake snow is made of? Just two simple ingredients are all you need. We have all kinds of fun winter-themed activities for you to try with your kiddos this season!



Can you make fake snow? You betcha! We love science experiments, but we also love awesome sensory play!

Usually, we make tons of slime, including snow slime, but this time we have something different to share with you. Learn how to make sensory snow at home with common kitchen ingredients! It is really easy!

How long does fake snow last? It will last for 7 to 10 days, stored in an air-tight container.  Over time it will absorb moisture from the air, and the consistency will change.  But it is super easy to whip a new batch of fake snow to play with!

Make fake snow for kids sensory play activities

Pour, mix, and crumble your fake snow till you have the perfect snowy consistency, and you don’t need a pair of gloves to enjoy!

Make fake snow and use cookie cutters for play ideas

Add snowflakes or other winter theme cookie cutters to your fluffy fake snow! Build a winter scene with arctic animals and explore polar bear science with our blubber science experiment!

Easily make fake snow with kids this winter
Make fake snow for quick sensory play


We have always enjoyed a good homemade cloud dough (including hot chocolate cloud dough), and this cool DIY fake snow is another awesome indoor activity for kids!

Sensory play is perfect for kids of all ages, including their grown-ups. Make sure to check out more fun winter activities for kids below. We love hands-on fun with our projects!

Click on each of the links below to find more ways to explore winter, even if it isn’t wintering outside!

The best way to make fake snow for winter sensory play with kids.

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FAKE SNOW TIP: Making snow can get messy with little hands helping out, so be prepared for spills. Make clean-up super easy by setting your tray on top of a dollar store shower curtain, on a table, or the floor.


  • Large tray (cookie sheet works)
  • Cornstarch
  • Baking Soda
  • Water
  • Play Accessories; Cookie Cutters, Plastic Snowflakes, Pinecones, etc.

Learn how to make your own fake snow for less than $2!

Learn how to make fake snow with kitchen ingredients.


You can mix your fake snow in a bowl and transfer it to a tray afterward. The recipe calls for a 1:1 ratio of baking soda to cornstarch.

STEP 1: Start by pouring equal amounts of cornstarch and baking soda onto the tray or a bowl. You can also measure if that works best for you. Choose whatever amount you want to make such as 1 cup or the whole box. It’s up to you.

STEP 2: Mix the baking soda and cornstarch with your fingers.

STEP 3: Next, you want to add just enough water so that when you squeeze some of the mixtures in your hands, you can form a ball!

Gently loosen any clumps until your fake snow looks just like real snow.

FAKE SNOW TIP: Make sure to add the water very slowly. And if you end up with a mixture that’s too runny, simply add a bit more of the baking soda and cornstarch mixture.

Make fake snow snowman


Squish and squeeze this awesome foam dough.

Two-ingredient oobleck is super simple to make and even more fun to play with.

Try this easy no cook playdough recipe.

You don’t need to buy it; instead, make kinetic sand.

We have tons of edible slime recipes for you to try.

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  1. Will the snow keep if stored in a sealed bag? Looking to make snowman kits for a class gift. Thanks!

  2. I have never tried it! I’m not sure if and when mold might form would be the only question depending on how far in advance you want to make them…

  3. I’m a bit late here, but I wonder if it’s a good idea to send home a potential big mess! I’m a retired early elementary teacher, and did some of these activities with my students in the 90s.

  4. When you say a 1:1 ratio, is that in measurement form (1 cup:1 cup) or weight (1lb:1lb)?

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