Recently Rob and I were talking about snow, and the fact it’s nearly December and barely coat weather although it’s quite wet, and while we’re calling it winter, it doesn’t actually feel like it. All the pictures of winter have snow flakes on, and it’s a bit of a stretch of a young imagination to think what it’s like if you’ve never seen it. It doesn’t look like there’s much chance of any real snow falling any time soon. So, I thought James would probably like to play in snow. So a quick search on Amazon brought up this stuff.
Well, today we tried it out. You add the tiniest amount of water to the smallest scoop of powder, and magically you have snow!
It’s soft and squidgy, and because it’s made with cold water, is also cold a bit like snow. James enjoyed scooping it, and making snow-mice with the Jerry mouse mould.
Then I passed him some vehicles and he drove them through the snow.
Really excellent fun, and it kept James occupied for very nearly an hour, until hunger won out.
This fake snow keeps really well – for months actually – in a Tupperware box. You only use a tiny, tiny amount, and so because you can keep the made-up snow, this is a fab investment for all your fake snow needs!
I also have found this to be a really great activity for quiet play when I need a bit of a sit down – I’m properly pregnant now!