How to Make Fake Glitter Snow for Kids

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Your kids will absolutely love learning how to make this DIY Fake Glitter Snow for a dose of winter fun! It even feels cold to the touch!

Two hands in fake snow

Playing in the snow is something most kids enjoy. If you don’t live where it snows or you miss the snow, try making some homemade fake snow.

If you’re looking for a fun science project for your kids to do, this sensory material will give them a little taste of playing in the snow at home. It’s super easy to make and it is so much fun!

You’ll want to make this fake snow outside because it can be pretty messy. I also recommend putting your kids into an apron or adult shirt to protect their clothes.

Glittery fake snow square

How to Make Glitter Snow for Kids

Learn how to make DIY Glittery Fake Snow for a dose of winter fun!
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes


  • 32 ounces cornstarch
  • 1 can shaving cream
  • 1 tablespoon blue glitter



  • Dump the cornstarch into the mixing bowl slowly so it doesn't blow everywhere. Add the shaving cream, a little at a time, working it in with your hands. The kids will love how it starts to feel cold when the ingredients combine. Keep adding a little more shaving cream at a time, until you've used the entire can. When it's done, it should feel dry when you touch it, it shouldn't stick to your hands and you'll be able to mold it together. When you're happy with the consistency, add the blue glitter (if desired) and mix until well combined.
    Mixing the ingredients with hands
  • Store your faux snow in an airtight container. I find that it does dry out pretty quickly compared to some of the other play materials we make like Moon Sand.
    Kaylee playing with her glittery faux snow.

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