Who says you can't play with snow when it's 90 degrees outside in the middle of the Summer?
|This "snow" is so cool ~ literally!|
I first saw this stuff several months ago when we went to a local children's museum. The kids loved playing with it, so when Grandma needed gift ideas for my son's birthday, I suggested this fake snow . Because his birthday was in February I
forgot about it decided to save it until it would be more of a novelty. Now that it's the middle of summer and real snow is a distant memory, I took it out this weekend and the kids have been playing with it non-stop!
Apparently it's made out of a polymer similar to the absorbent gel inside a disposable diaper. It comes in a powder form and expands significantly when water is added.
|Two teaspoons straight out of the package|
|After adding 1/2 cup of water.|
Once the water is added, it's light and fluffy, just like real snow. It even feels cool to the touch (something about the water evaporating creates the coolness). It's not really cold ~ think fridge temp, not freezer temp ~ but it's noticeable.
|My son loved playing with it.|
|He added some plastic baseball figures into the snow.|
|A blizzard ballgame!|
We mixed up just 15 teaspoons of the powder to get quite a bit of snow and still have a TON left in the package. It won't melt and you can supposedly re-activate it with a little more water if it starts to lose it's moisture, but I'll probably toss it after a week or so and make up a new batch. Oh, and if
your kids decide to throw some at each other some spills out onto the floor, it vacuums up easily.
I was not asked to review this product and we bought it ourselves (well, Grandma did). I just think it's REALLY cool and wanted to share it with you. However, I am an Amazon associate, so if you do decide to pick up some for yourselves and click through this link to buy it, I'll get a very small percentage of the purchase price. (which would be a cool way for me to pick up some more craft supplies to share with you! ;) )
We got this 1 lb package because it seemed to be the best value
But it also comes in smaller sizes.
Taking our Blizzard over to: