What is Fake Snow?

What is Fake Snow Made From?

Fake snow is made from a super absorbent polymer plastic. It comes in a dry powder form. When water is added it expands to an unbelievable size and has similar properties to real snow. It looks and feels just like real snow.

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How to Make Fake Snow Cold?

Fake snow has a cool feeling when it is mixed with water. You can make it really cold like real snow by putting it in the fridge or freezer for half an hour. Either that or use cold water from the fridge when making the snow.

Is Fake Snow Harmful?

Fake snow is perfectly safe in its wet form. You can even eat the snow and it will pass straight through your body. It is non toxic to humans, plants and animals.

When the powder is dry however it may be dangerous to eat a large quantity however since it swells up as soon as it comes into contact with moisture.

Does Fake Snow Melt?

Fake snow will not melt like real snow, it will however dry out and turn back into its powder form. The time it takes to turn back into a powder depends on how hot the weather is. If you have the snow in a splash pool for instance it will take many days to dry out. More water can simply be added to return the snow to its former state.

What Can Fake Snow Be Used For?

It can be used for art, craft, science, Christmas trees or simply to play with any time of the year!

What Colour Is Fake Snow?

It is white just like real snow. You can add food colouring to it to change it into any colour you like.


15 thoughts on “What is Fake Snow?

  1. is this fake snow safe for my dog if he eats any of it? I like to make my back yard all snowy for him to play in.

  2. IS the snow slippery I purchased a similar product for somewhere else last year but was so slippery was really dangerous for the kids

    1. Hi Michelle,

      Yes, magic snow is slippery when wet depending on the type of floor it is used on. Tiles or lino will be slippery but when used on carpet or pavers it will be fine.

  3. Hi. I am thinking of putting some fake snow directly onto office carpet (under a Christmas tree and maybe 5 cm thick). The office carpet is dark grey industrial type carpet tiles. Will the snow stain or mark the carpet? Will it be easy to vacuume up when it dries?

    1. Hi Judy,
      The snow will not stain the carpet. It can be vacuumed up dry or wet and it will not leave any residue.

  4. Hello,

    I would like to enquirer about you magic snow. I run a nightclub up in Broome and would like to hold a winter wonderland themed night on December 31st 2015. December is extremely hot in Broome so wondering as to how long I would get before it drys up? Also, is the product wet? As I’m wondering if I would be able to put it inside the venue.

    1. Hi,

      The snow will be fine indoors. It will last a long time before drying out – a few days or so. It is slightly wet to the touch but not like water logged. You can simply mist it if it drys out.

      I would recommend that you experiment with a small amount of magic snow and see if it suits your need.


  5. Hello, I want to get fake snow to cover my outside garden and under the patio for a party but I’m worried when it dries, will it be dangerous to my dogs?

    1. It will not be a problem for your dogs when dried out. You can simply sweep it into your garden and it will help the soil retain moisture. The moisture retaining soil mixes sold in gardening shops actually contain magic snow 🙂

  6. Hi,

    I want to use fake snow for decorating the backyard for my daughters frozen party. Since its dec and hot. Will it dry out too soon?


    1. The fake snow should be fine for your party. If the snow is in direct sunlight on an extremely hot day it will dry out in a couple of hours. All you need to do though is wet it again and it will puff back up. Have a good day!

  7. Hi, just wondering what the texture of this snow is like? For example if we were to place gifts in amongst a bucket of snow how damp would the gifts become after 1 – 2 hours?
    Thank you

    1. This would be fine. The water stays trapped within the snow particles and it has more of a dry feel to it. Fake snow doesn’t melt either. The moisture evaporates into the air and turns the snow back into a dry powder. This process takes a number of days though if the snow is kept inside and out of direct sunlight.

  8. hello
    i wonder if i can use this fake snow into snowglobes? can you tell me how it lookslike in the water?
    it’s a new produkt in our country.

    i hope you can tell me more about it,
    Annemarieke Noordam

    1. Hi, The fake snow will disperse if too much water is added to it.

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