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Make your own artificial snow: Make your own decorative snow and snowballs with these DIY ideas

Snow is part of Christmas, and hopefully we will have a white Christmas Eve. We all love the white element and hope it works out. Unfortunately, we can’t always rely on the weather. But there are some solutions you can use to bring that white winter feeling into your home. Learn how to make fake snow yourself. Kids love to play with this homemade snow that feels so real.

How to make artificial snow at home by yourself?

How to make artificial snow yourself at home quickly and easily

You can buy artificial snow in some stores, but actually it is quite easy to make it at home. Then you will also have an endless supply when you want to make or decorate Christmas games and decorations with children or grandchildren.

There are several ways and recipes on how to make artificial snow and we will show you the best of them.

Craft artificial snow in a few minutes with just 2 ingredients.

Craft snow with shaving cream and baking soda in a few minutes

This homemade snow feels just like real snow and it is even cold. This makes it even more realistic and magical. It is made in just 10 minutes and the kids will definitely be excited to help mix it.


  • 900 g baking powder
  • 1-2 cans of shaving cream
  • Bowl or container (to mix everything)

DIY Instructions:

  • Put all the baking soda in a plastic container with a lid.
  • Add some shaving cream and knead it into the baking soda.
  • Keep adding more shaving cream, mixing and repeating the process until the mixture has the consistency of snow.
  • You’ll know the snow is ready when it’s light and powdery and leaves no residue on your hands.

Use home remedies to make an artificial snow to play with

Make a snowman from artificial snow with home remedies

With this simple recipe, you will learn how to make artificial snow for playing. It’s perfect for hours of sensory play and can be shaped into snowballs or used to make a snowman.


  • 850 g baking powder
  • 125 ml white hair conditioner

Mix the baking soda with the white hair conditioner in a large bowl. Stir the mixture until the ingredients are well combined. If you like, you can add more baking soda to make the “snow” less wet. Once the artificial snow is made, it can be placed in a sealable freezer bag and stored in a cool place for up to five days. Enjoy hours of playtime!

Make your own artificial snow with cornstarch and baking soda

Make snow with cornstarch and baking powder

Make it snow with this Christmas activity kids will love! With just two ingredients and a splash of water, you can create a tactile landscape of fake snow – ready to shape miniature snowmen, decorate pine cones, or maybe sprinkle on a nativity scene.

You will need:

  • Bowl
  • cornstarch
  • Baking powder
  • Water

How to make the snow:

  • In a bowl, mix together equal amounts of cornstarch and baking powder. With this 1:1 ratio, you can make as much or as little artificial snow as you like.
  • Gradually add a small amount of water to the bowl and mix everything together with your hands. Add a few drops of water at a time until you reach a good consistency.
  • Stop adding water when the mixture starts to keep its own shape but crumbles when you press it (like snow). With 250 g of cornstarch and 250 g of baking powder, use only 1 1/2 tablespoons of water.

How to make artificial snowballs for decoration?

Make your own artificial snowballs for Christmas decorations

It’s fun to add a wintry touch to your Christmas decorations. A great way to do that is to make artificial snowballs. They’re easy, inexpensive and look great in vases, jars, bowls – really anywhere.

Materials needed:

  • White foam balls in various sizes
  • Epsom salt
  • Water-based craft glue (Mod Podge).
  • Mixing container and stirring rod
  • Rubber or latex gloves

How do you make the snow globes?

  • Before you start making some beautiful snowballs, we recommend that you put on a pair of gloves.
  • First, mix Epsom salt and craft glue in a mixing container. You can measure out the amount by eye. You could also add silver glitter to the mixture if you like.
  • Once the ingredients are mixed together, you’ll need to work quickly because the Epsom salt will begin to absorb the glue. Start by rolling a foam ball in the Epsom salt and glue mixture and cover the ball with the mixture.
  • As the mixture thickens, press it onto the foam ball rather than rolling the ball in the mixture. This will create lumps and texture, and that’s okay. A snowball is not perfectly round, so this variation in texture and coverage is desirable.
  • Once you have a good amount of the mixture spread around the foam ball, set it aside to dry and repeat the process with the other foam balls.
  • Depending on the amount of craft glue used and the humidity in the room, the foam balls should be dry and ready to decorate in a couple of hours.
  • It is important to note that not all of the foam ball will be covered with the Epsom salt craft glue mixture. There will still be parts of the ball visible. That’s okay!