Younger children will especially enjoy this easy Christmas activity. Fake snow may be made with just two pantry staples and a little water, and then sculpted into miniature snowmen, sprinkled with pine cones collected on a winter stroll, or even used to cover a nativity scene.

Children can safely weigh the ingredients and create this dish on their own; you might just need a steady hand to assist them pour the water in, as you don’t need too much.



You have 5 Minutes to Get Ready.

What you’ll want

  • Dish or platter
  • Cornflour
  • Sodium bicarbonate
  • Water

Method of Fake Snow Recipes:

Step 1: Add equal parts of cornflour and baking soda to a bowl and stir to combine. The 1:1 ratio allows for infinite scalability in the production of fake snow. Both cornflour and baking soda, in the amount of 250 grammes each, were added first.

Step 2: Mix dry ingredients in a bowl, then add water a little at a time and stir with your hands until everything is incorporated. Just a few drops at a time, add more water until you get the right consistency.

Step 3: The mixture is done when it can be moulded into a ball by hand but still crumbles (like snow) under pressure. All of the above quantities required only 1 and a half tablespoons of water.

Step 4: You’re ready to play right now! Create a snowman by squishing snowflakes together, squeeze snow into forms with cookie cutters, or use snow to build a winter scene.

How Can I Deal with Snow that is Either Too Dry or Too Wet to Ski on?

If your snow is too dry, just add a little more water; the recipe is quite forgiving.

If the mixture is too thin, add more cornflour and bicarbonate of soda (in equal parts).