Snow is the word on everyones lips at the moment. Living in a seaside town, in the warmest county in the country means that the likelihood of us ever getting snow is very slim.
We’ve been super envious of everybody whose been out sledding and building snowmen this week, so we’ve decided to make our own snow sensory box for Evie to play with.
It was so easy to make and really effective. It also entertained our fidgety toddler for over an hour, so I’m definitely making this again.
To make your own snow all you need is:
- Shaving cream
Simply mix together a box of cornflour with one can of shaving cream. If like me, you really don’t like the smell of shaving foam, add a few drops of lavender to the mix and it’ll smell so delicious.
On Pinterest we saw other easy ways to make snow using must bicarbonate of soda and shaving foam. We tried this way and although it worked ok, it didn’t make very much.
Using cornflour, you get that powder snow like texture but the added shaving foam helps it to stick together to make balls.
Evie loved the texture of this and enjoyed grabbing clumps of it in her hands and making it snow back into the box.
We also added little cotton balls so that we could have a mini ‘snow fight’ and some little christmas cake decorations (the only winter themed toy type things we could find) so that Evie had something to play with in the box.
Next time we try this sensory box we’ll be adding some more sensory items including ice, some snowflake confetti and glitter to give it more textures, but Evie was happy enough.
It was so lovely to see her come up with so many ways to play with the box. Her imagination is really shining through at the moment and I’m really enjoying this age.
She loved moving the people about like they were her dolls, making handprints in the snow, burying her hands, burying my hands and sifting and squishing the snow.
Seeing her experimenting and coming up with these ideas all on her own made me both so happy and so sad at the same time. Where has my little baby gone?
Have you got any snow where you are are? What do you think of our snow sensory box?