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.

Make Your Own Snow

To make your own snow all you need is:

  • Shaving cream
  • Cornflour

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.

Two Ingredient Snow

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.

Make Your Own Snow

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.

Make Your Own Snow

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?

If you loved this sensory box, check out our ‘Beach In A Box With Homemade Sand‘ and our ‘Garden Sensory Box‘.

Have you got any snow where you are are? What do you think of our snow sensory box?



  1. January 20, 2016 / 10:03 am

    Wow! This is so so cool. I know what Rosalie and I will be doing this weekend. Thank you so much for sharing xxx

    • January 20, 2016 / 10:53 am

      It’s really cute isn’t it!! Just make sure you put down a matt! It’s not the tidiest activity. x

      • January 20, 2016 / 11:02 am

        I will do. I normally open up a bin bag and lay it down so that when we are finished I can scoop up all the mess and just pop it in the bin xx

        • January 24, 2016 / 7:48 am

          That’s exactly what we did. Completely mess free way to tidy! 😀 x

  2. January 20, 2016 / 1:04 pm

    There’s SO many ways to make snow. This sounds like a really simple yet effective way.

    • January 24, 2016 / 7:52 am

      It really is effective. I need to find a good way to get wet snow to make proper snow balls. x

  3. January 20, 2016 / 8:55 pm

    Oh wow – I didn’t even know you could do this! We are in a warm seaside area too and never get snow! Pickle would love this – I am going to pin it, thank you. Kaz x

    • January 29, 2016 / 11:51 pm

      It’s so cool! It’s definitely fun to make (but very messy), thank you for pinning it. xx

  4. January 21, 2016 / 8:26 am

    It sounds like she’s really getting into the creative play! We didn’t get any snow either, always the last! Amelia would love this 🙂

    • January 29, 2016 / 11:54 pm

      It’s so incredible suddenly seeing the big changes in her. We’d do messy play before and she’d be interested, but her imagination has suddenly become so apparent. It’s really lovely. I’m sure it must be the same for you too! 😀 x

  5. January 21, 2016 / 9:36 am

    This is amazing! Thank you so much. I will be heading into town for the ingredients today. My daughter will love this! Also pinning for reference.

    • January 29, 2016 / 11:55 pm

      I hope you got on ok with it. It was so much fun. Thank you for pinning. xx

  6. January 21, 2016 / 1:22 pm

    I remember vividly when I was little, my mum defrosting her freezer — there was buckets of the stuff — and my friend and I literally playing in the snow, in the middle of July one year. It’s a shame that we have frost free fridges and freezers these days, as it’s depriving a whole load of future generations this lovely experience!! That said, this is a fab alternative!! My boys would love it 🙂

    • January 29, 2016 / 11:57 pm

      Wow that must have been amazing!! It sounds like a lot of fun and a good way to cool off in the summer. It would be good to find a way to make this ‘make your own snow’ feel cold. x

  7. January 21, 2016 / 1:38 pm

    Thank you so much for sharing! I love this idea so will definitely be trying it out for Ailsa. I love finding new things for us to do.

    • January 29, 2016 / 11:57 pm

      I hope you enjoy it!!! Let me know how it goes. xx

  8. January 21, 2016 / 9:40 pm

    What a great idea! And probably it’s the kind of snow even I could deal with (not a snow fan here!!) 🙂

    • January 30, 2016 / 12:01 am

      It’s not cold snow, but it’s quite a nice texture and it smells pretty good too! 🙂 x

  9. January 21, 2016 / 10:03 pm

    Ohh my daughter would LOVE this. We didn’t get any snow here either so I think this will be the next best thing. Thanks for sharing!!

    • January 30, 2016 / 12:01 am

      It’s definitely a fun alternative. Although very messy! Let me know if you try it and how you get on x

  10. January 22, 2016 / 1:36 am

    Oh, that is such a sweet idea. We haven’t seen any snow to speak of yet either so I might have to do something like this. Thanks for the tip on masking the smell of shaving foam too, I’m really not a fan!

    • January 30, 2016 / 12:02 am

      Thank you so much. If you try it let me know how you get on. Shaving foam smells so bad haha. x

  11. January 22, 2016 / 8:59 am

    This is such an amazing idea! So glad I saw this! Lamb keeps asking for snow so maybe I’ll make him some until we get the real stuff! x

    • January 30, 2016 / 12:02 am

      I so wish we got snow down here. I hope you manage to get some or at least make some! 🙂 x

  12. January 25, 2016 / 9:02 pm

    Class. Never even thought of making own snow. It looks so real. We have snow but we never do. All we get is rain. Ireland like lol I have never actually done a sensory box before.

    • January 30, 2016 / 12:16 am

      It’s so great. Sensory boxes are a lot of fun and are so contained to one area. Hours of fun! There are so many on pinterest, you should definitely have a browse. x

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