Make Your Own Snow!
By Melanie Gasmen-Fleck
This winter, we’re all for staying cozy and warm inside. So we’re bringing the fun of snow right to you in this easy DIY experiment from our Junko Tabei issue.
Gather these supplies:
white hair conditioner
large mixing bowl
small toys and tools
Follow these steps:
1. Using measuring cups, pour 3 cups of baking soda and ½ cup of hair conditioner into a large mixing bowl. (If you want to make more snow, you can double or triple these measurements.)
2. Mix the ingredients together with either a mixing spoon or with your hands. Keep mixing until you get a crumbly texture. Then try to squeeze some of the snow into a ball. Does it stick together? If not, add more hair conditioner until you get the right consistency. You should be able to make snowballs!
3. Now it’s time to play! Use small toys, tools, and your hands to experiment with your homemade snow. Does it look and feel like real snow? Use your senses to investigate. What does it feel like? What does is it smell like? Can you build anything with it? If there is snow outside your house, you can even compare your homemade snow with the real snow outside!
We wanna see your snowy masterpieces. Snap a pic and tag us @bravery_mag!
Photography by Anna Killian for Bravery Magazine.