Homemade Snow. It is snowing just a few hours north of us, and we try to go to Atlanta and see the snow when it falls that far south, however, this year we are stuck in Florida because we have hockey try outs and team obligations. To say my kids are disappointed is a bit of an understatement.
To help ease their disappointment, I set up a mini Snow Day Party this weekend, with cake, cocoa, popcorn snow flakes, and homemade snow. The boys got Thinking Putty in their stockings this year, and have been playing with it pretty much nonstop since then. So, even though they are big, they still like sensory play, and science experiments.
I put my vintage wash bowl sink and vintage style enamel measuring cup on the table with a couple of boxes of baking soda, and a bottle of inexpensive conditioner. The boys poured the boxes of baking soda into the wash bowl. I had them feel the coarse powder, then they added 3/4 of a cup of conditioner to the baking soda and mixed it with their hands. I also added a few drops of lavender essential oil to the mix.
The kids loved playing in the snow, and I loved that they were so excited to do science experiments. We have put the snow in a ziploc bag and in the freezer. The kids want to see if it will freeze into a solid.