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Snow Much Fun

How to Make Snow

Can’t wait for snowfall? Take time to chill out and make your own snowstorm at home with this recipe for winter wonder.


  • A jar or similar container
  • Baby oil
  • White paint
  • Water
  • Iridescent glitter
  • Alka Seltzer
  • Blue food coloring (optional)
  1. Begin by filling the jar that you are using 3/4 of the way with baby oil.
  2. Combine one teaspoon of white paint with one cup of very warm water.  
  3. Stir until the paint is dissolved.  
  4. Once mixed pour the “white water” into the jar, leaving a touch of room at the top.  
  5. Have kids add glitter and food coloring if desired.  Then, wait for the glitter and water to settle at the bottom of the jar.

Making the Snow Storm

Break an Alka-Seltzer tablet into pieces.  

Then, have kids drop the pieces into the jar and watch what happens— the water will immediately begin to swirl and bubble in the oil, creating a dancing snow storm!

We got this great snow storm experiment from

Did you know?

The most snow ever recorded in one snowfall in the U.S. was 189 inches. That’s almost 16 feet!

Snow Ice Cream

  • 8 cups freshly fallen snow
  • 10 oz sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Sprinkles
  1. Layout a bowl to catch freshly fallen snow.
  2. Scoop 4 cups into a bowl and pour the sweetened condensed milk on top.
  3. Add in a teaspoon of vanilla extract and mix well.
  4. Your ice cream will probably look soupy. Mix in another 4 cups of fresh snow and scoop out with an ice cream scoop.
  5. Serve with sprinkles or your favorite toppings.

Thanks to for this recipe!

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