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Make Your Own Snow!

Winter is in full swing! We love snowin our house, but we haven’t had any yet this year. We have had some rain,which is great,  but you can’t build a snowman with it. So, mom to the rescue! We are going to create our own snow. This DIY project comes from Savvy Sassy Moms.

 

Savvy Sassy Moms has an incredible recipe/tutorial for creating your own homemade diy snow. This snow is not actually snow, but it is white and sticks together well for building.

Little hands can even use shovels, and tools and get super crafty with their fake snow. Want to build a snow castle? How about a snow fort? The possibilities are endless. Savvy Sassy Moms has given my kids a way to stay warm while still enjoying building in the “snow.”

Head on over to Savvy sassy Moms now and get the full tutorial. You can duplicate it to make more, or cut it in half to make less. We suggest getting a plastic tablecloth or even a large plastic storage bin to keep the snow in. That way you have easy cleanup after your little ones are all done playing. Enjoy the snow!

Winter Wonderland: Snow Forts

The weather has been a little wacky out here on the west coast. For the first time in a LONG time we have rain, and in some places, snow! That means kids of all ages are out enjoying the wonderful white stuff and all the crazy outdoor activities it offers up. All of you midwesterners and east coasters may be thinking we are a little over excited, but when it happens as often as it does it is certainly something to celebrate.

We have enjoyed some fun and outrageous snowman building, snowball fights, and snow angel making. But the one we have yet to try, since it requires more snow than we currently have, is a snow fort. Our goal is to head further north to a higher elevation so the kids can experience some true snow. When we do that we are very excited to try to build a snow fort. We have even looked up some interesting ideas. This one is a bit over ambitious for us. But the foundation is solid, and it brings to mind that we want to use some form of a mold or uniform building block style to make the fort sound. That is why we went looking at snow molds. We even found one that we are ordering for our big trip.

Snow forts

This little kit will help us to create a good solid foundation that will eventually turn in to a snow fort we can be proud of. It is a little pricey for an item we will probably only use once a year, but it is for a fun once in a lifetime experience we want our kids to have with us so we have justified the price. We are very excited to use it and play for hours in the snow (or at least until the youngest starts to complain!) We hope that no matter where you are you are enjoying a little piece of a winter wonderland as well!