Instant snow…bringing magic into the home and classroom. An awesome sensory experience for kids
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow. Now you can create a Winter wonderland any time, anywhere-even in the middle of a scorching Australian Summer! With our instant snow your child can interact with cool, fluffy white artificial snow that looks and feels just like the real thing (without the bitter cold of course)! We need to protect those little fingers. Whether is be for an Arctic small world play with their favourite toys, a Frozen or Winter party, decorating for Christmas or as a prop for fabulous photos, this little tube is jam packed with safe, non-toxic fun.
How to make fake snow:
Simply add 1 teaspoon with ¼ cup of water and watch in amazement how the polymer powder expands 100 times its size. Yes, 100 times its original size! Finished playing? Explore evaporation by letting the instant snow dry out, then you’re ready to start all over again.
Instant snow for science investigation
Polymer snow is created from small polymers that absorb water molecules (by osmosis) when water is added. As the instant snow is almost entirely made up of water as it begins to evaporate it produces a cooling effect. Creating snow is a physical reaction not a chemical reaction. To test this, simply weigh the instant snow before and after the experiment, if it weighs the same it is a physical reaction.
Taking the learning further with fake snow
Why not add a bit of food colouring to the water before mixing it with the instant snow for coloured snow or exploring how polymers are used in everyday life such as nappies or gardening for water saving.
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