Storytime & Craft: Homemade Snow

This homemade snow will bring you all of the fun of playing and building in the snow, when the weather is sunny and beautiful outside!


  • 4 cups of corn starch
  • 1 can shaving cream

Optional additions:

  • Peppermint extract
  • Iridescent Flakes


Step 1:  Pour the 4 cups of corn starch into a large container, bowl, or sheet pan.

Step 2:  Spray the shaving cream onto the cornstarch bit by bit and mix it in with your hands. Once you have reached a consistency you like, add peppermint extract or iridescent flakes, if you have them.

Step 3:  Last but not least, play! You can bring small toys in to interact with the snow, form the snow into shapes, or build a snowman!

Bonus Activity:  You and your child can practice writing words or drawing pictures and/or forming shapes in your homemade snow, too! Challenge your child to write their name, draw a picture or form an object in the snow and have the other person guess what it is!

If you’d like to read some more stories about snowy adventures, check out these books in our collection by clicking the links below.


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