Easy Peasy Fake Snow

Who doesn’t love playing with snow! Sometimes though, whether in the depths of winter or during the bright summer months there is just none to be seen, so we improvise and make ‘snow’ in our kitchen. The first time we did this we started by using a kit.

Fake snow with a kit

You can also use our back up option though which worked very well!

What you will need:

A (clean!) disposable nappy
Some water


Carefully cut the nappy open and feel the cotton wool type material inside.
Pour water onto it, a little at a time, until the water is fully absorbed.
Break it apart, mould it, consider the difference the water has made to how it feels.

Fake snow from a nappyScience facts!

The middle of the nappy is made up of a superabsorbent polymer called sodium polyacrylate. The idea, of course, is that it will keep baby dry for both comfort and for the prevention of nappy rash. When used to create ‘snow’ however the water is absorbed and converts into a fluffy, cool substance that can be moulded with too. It also expands slightly, meaning that the inside of one nappy could provide fun for all three of my boys. One each would have given them enough to create a small snow scene!

If you let it dry out, you can reuse it too! Or, pop it in your refrigerator to make it feel even colder.

Playing with fake snowTop tips:

This is an excellent sensory play activity for small hands, but to keep things slightly more manageable (for you!) I would suggest using a baking tray to contain the snow. It makes it much easier to clean and tidy up when the play time has ended.



If you enjoyed this, why not try out our indoor ‘fireworks‘!


This post is linked up with:

Mudpie Fridays

17th January 2018


My girls would love this, messy play is their absolute favourite! X

Wow this is such a good idea!

Thank you! Guaranteed fun too 😉

I would never have thought of that. Great idea!

Hope you have fun if you try it!

Oh this is really cool! Love this idea!!!

What a great idea…my daughter would love this!

It is a lot of fun 🙂 x

A great fun idea. I had to smile when you noted a ‘clean’ nappy. I mean you know what they say about yellow snow… xx

Haha, well exactly! That’s an experiment that you don’t want to happen, lol! xx

Sarah - Mud Cakes and wine

What a simple and fun idea love the note clean nappy heeheehee xx

Hahaha, yes, you don’t want to go making yellow snow!!

What a simple yet clever idea!!!

Thanks! It’s a lot of fun 🙂

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