Over winter break, I had the pleasure of being stuck at home with my two lovely girls, ages 2 and 5. I had to come up with fun activities daily and the games and toys became redundant quickly. First I considered those cool magic sand or play dough activities I see so often on Pinterest, but I really did not want to worry about that HUGE mess. Then I saw this awesome sensory play involving pretend snow that would actually help clean my tables and floors! So we went ahead and made some pretend snow, of course.
All you need is baking soda and shaving cream. I set the girls at their plastic play table, away from the rug and let them mix baking soda and shaving cream in a plastic bin with their hands. We didn’t even measure; we just added shaving cream to the baking soda until it had that fluffy, sticky texture of packing snow. The kids LOVED it! And I loved how it cleaned their tables! I even enjoyed mopping up the mess off the floor too, because it was cleaning my floors! A win-win!
I would say we used about 1 cup of baking soda and half a can of the cheap, white Barbasol shaving cream. I have a huge bag of baking soda I bought from Costco, which expired for cooking purposes. So naturally it is the ideal choice for play activities. Check out the economy bag at Costco next time you are there!