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I have been looking forward to Winter so I could do some fun snow related activities. HOWEVER, it has been a really warm winter out here and we have only gotten rain. So today I have a winter science activity with fake snow. We made some fizzing snowmen out of a few common ingredients.
This is a great big messy concoction, but will certainly entertain and excite your kids!
How to Make the Fizzing Snowmen
You will need just 3 ingredients: Shaving Cream, Baking Soda and White Vinegar. You will also want a big tray to contain the mess!
We used a big bowl and poured in a whole box of baking soda.
Then the kids squirted a whole bunch of shaving cream in. You want the kind that comes out foamy already. You want it to turn it into a moldable dough consistency. It is hard to say measurements here when I just let my kids pour! 🙂
Time to get in and get messy. They all wanted in on the action!
Once it was dough-like, they shaped them into snowballs and made snowmen on the tray. My kids loved making them into balls of “snow”.
Perfect little snowballs ready to fizz or to build into snowmen, of course! Pour some vinegar on top and watch the action.
We were at then end of our vinegar bottle, otherwise, I would not recommend giving kids such a big bottle to pour from! 😉
Now the fun begins!
It fizzed and foamed more than we expected!
But it created beautiful, messy memories!
This is part of the Virtual Book Club for Kids series. Join the VBC for Kids facebook group to follow along with all of the posts and activities shared.
This week’s featured book is The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats. Have you read this book? I adore it! It reminds me a lot of my own son and how he plays in the snow.
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