This fake snow recipe will show you how easy and fun it can be to make snow for your primitive snowman crafts. Need generally inspires creativity at least that has always been my experience. I had a need for fake snow for two of the snowmen crafts. I reached over to the shelf where I keep my Snowtex. But, to my surprise it was not there. I remembered that it had dried out and I throw it away. And, fully intending to purchase another jar during my next shopping trip to Jo Ann’s, I didn’t have any to use right away.
Make Your Own Fake Snow
Then, I remembered someone telling me the easiest way to trim Styrofoam was to take two pieces of Styrofoam and rub them together. I had done that for a project last year and remembered the small pile of Styrofoam particles that was left behind. It got me to thinking how much those particles mixed with the right glue might create the right fake snow I needed. And, wanting the finished look to be opaque and not transparent, I began experiementing with glue, paint and Styrofoam combinations.
This mixture was lighter something that appealed to me right away. I use a lot of this stuff on my snowmen crafts. It doesn’t add a lot of extra weight to the finished items, which is great if you’re planning to ship your items to a customer or as a gift.
- 2 large round white Styrofoam balls
- 1 ounce of a two oz. jar of Acrylic Paint I used (what I had on hand Americana Bleached Sand)
- 2 oz. white craft glue (I used Titebond All Purpose Glue)
This is the hardest part. Rub the two Styrofoam balls together. You want to rub them in such way to produce a fine mess of Styrofoam rubbings you will need about 1/2 cup.
As you can see the styrofoam balls are releasing the fine mess of styrofoam powder/particles.
I have about all I need to mix with the paint and glue now and still have a lot of the styro-foam balls left to make another batch at another time. I like making small batches of the fake snow. Making smaller batches keeps the fake snow fresh and easy to work with.
Measure the glue and acrylic paint and mix them together in a container that you can keep closed to keep the mixture from drying out. I used a storage container to mix and to store the fake
Add the Styrofoam rubbings a tablespoon at a time and mix all 3 ingredients together. Keep adding the Styrofoam rubbings until the mixture is the consistency of applesauce. Your mixture should look similar to the picture below. The color of your mixture may different according to the color of acrylic paint that you choose to use.
You now have made your own light weight fake snow to adorn all of your winter craft projects. Some other things to consider. It is always a good idea to experiment to see what will work for your particular project. My items are small so something light and just a small amount is sufficient the primitive country crafts that I do with my cinnamon modeling clay. Allow your project to set in a safe spot while it dries. It will dry hard. But, the time it takes will vary depending on how much you apply and the humidity of your room.
Have fun I hope this recipe for fake snow works as great for you as it worked for me.
Submitted by Rochelle, The Cinnamon Lady