Fun with Magic Snow

A few weeks ago, I picked up a tube of Magic Snow.  I have never seen this before but I thought it might be a nice Christmas play idea. It comes as a powder in a  test tube shaped container and when you add water to it, it expands to 100 times its original size to look like snow.

It feels really soft and just a little bit cold

You get all the fun of playing with ice and snow but it doesn’t melt or feel too cold on little fingers.

We tried to mould a snowman and make models with the snow.

Then we added the Happyland Christmas set

I’m putting snow in Father Christmas’ sleigh

The snow was a big hit but was gradually creeping onto the floor and getting a bit slippery, so I suggested we put the snow in a tray.

We found some snow animals and the penguins slid around on the ice.

 We went out and left the snow in the tray for a few hours, it showed no signs of drying up during this time so I am hoping that we will get a few days play from this batch.  Magic snow is a big hit with my 3 year old who loves messy, tactile things and I’m sure it is an activity she will return to regularly in the lead up to Christmas.

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