How to Make Christmas Snow

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What's Christmas without snow? So many people live in climates that never see snow, and then there's the snowy regions that sometimes are snowless for the holidays. Don't be a Grinch; make your own snow and bring back the joy of the season. This is a great craft for using on the Christmas tree or painting anywhere you like.

Things You'll Need

  • 1/3 cup liquid starch
  • 1 cup soap flakes
  • 1 1/2 tbsp. water
  • Blue food coloring
  • White, clear, silver or blue sparkles (or a mixture of these)
  • Small paintbrush
  • Mix the soap flakes and the liquid starch in a large bowl. Add water a little at a time while stirring.

  • Mix with a hand beater on high. Scrape the sides of the bowl often. Add the food coloring one drop at a time. You don't want it to be blue, but it should have a very light-blue tinge. You want it to look icy.

  • Add your glitter as you mix, too. Be careful not to add too much and change the texture. The snow will be done when it looks like marshmallow cream.

  • Use a small craft paintbrush and dab the snow on the Christmas tree or the greens you're using. You can dab it on anything, but remember that it is a thick soap concoction and may need a little scrubbing to remove from windows or other items that won't be thrown away after Christmas.

  • Let the kids help with the project; just be sure to put them to work with a drop cloth, and provide supervision.

Tips & Warnings

  • You can add different colors to the snow--for example, if you have an all-red Christmas tree and want it tinged red or silver.

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