B has been asking if we can take a vacation where it snows. It’s summer, so that makes it a little difficult, but there’s also COVID-19 which puts a large damper on traveling, making it much less desirable.
I can’t exactly bring him to any place where it snows, BUT, I can bring snow to him via Science! B loves Science, so I knew this would be the perfect way to spend our afternoon.
So, we made our own homemade snow!
It was very easy to do, and we had a lot of fun together creating miniature versions of things we might do if we were to be around real snow.
What you’ll need:
- 4 cups baking soda
- 1 to 2 cups of water (depending on your preference)
- mixing bowl
- mixing spoon
Optional ingredeints (for snowmen):
- ribbon/pipe cleaners (for scarf)
The baking soda and water will naturally having a cooling effect, making it feel more like snow. If you want it to be even colder then you can place the baking soda in the freezer for about an hour before mixing it with the water. It’ll make it feel even more realistic!
- Pour the 4 cups of baking soda into the bowl (feel free to double if you want a LOT of snow!)
- Slowly pour in 1 cup of cold water while mixing. Add more water until you reach your desired snow consistency.
We kept ours light and fluffy. B said it felt and looked just how he imagined snow would! (He’s never seen it. We live in Florida, after all.)
I sliced miniature carrots into tiny pieces for the noses. B used a dinosaur as a predator to the snowmen!
We had a lot of fun doing this and he said he’s looking forward to doing it again tomorrow. In fact, during our snowmen creation he said smiled and said “Science is life!” I just love him!
I have another Science experiment planned tomorrow, but if he’s enjoying this one then I may put that one off for a few more days and we may just make more snow!
Maybe one day, hopefully sooner rather than later, he can experience the real thing!