When we lived in the UAE I missed snow in the winter time! So I set about making some pretend snow for L to play with that was also safe if he put it in his mouth. This snow won’t taste nice but won’t do any harm if your toddler ingests a small amount either.
You need the following:
1 cup baking soda
1 cup corn starch
You can make a larger amount by increasing the quantity of course, just make sure you use equal amounts of baking soda and corn starch.
Mix the baking soda and cornstarch together and then slowly add some water. You want to get the mixture to the consistency that, when you squeeze it, it holds its shape. Too little water and it will be too dry and crumbly. Too much water it will be too sticky or watery to play with.
Once we had the right consistency I poured the snow onto a tray for L to play with. I added some cookie cutters too for him to shape the snow. You could add anything you like to enhance the experience. When you’re done playing you can store the snow in an airtight container for a week or so.
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