How to Make Artificial Snow

Many crafting projects call for artificial snow. There are many products on the market that are made specifically to make this snow but they can be costly and you may not have them when you need them. Here's a couple of simple recipes for artificial snow that can be used in many projects and you may have all the of the ingredients in your cupboards right now!

Artificial Snow


  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup talcum powder
  • Glue of your choice

  • Instructions
  • Mix together sugar and talcum powder throughly.
  • Spread glue over the surface that you would like to coat with snow.
  • Sprinkle the snow mixture over the glue and allow to dry.
  • If you prefer more sparkle in your snow add a little extra sugar to the mixture.
  • Create the Illusion of Frosty Snow on Christmas Trees


  • 2 cups soap flakes
  • 2/3 cups liquid starch
  • Blue food coloring
  • Glitter (if desired)
  • 3 tablespoons water

  • Instructions
  • Combine the soap flakes and liquid starch in a mixing bowl.
  • Slowly add the water to the mixture and beat with an egg beater. The mixture will get thicker as you blend.
  • Add a few drops of food coloring as you beat the mixture until you get a nice icy snow color.
  • At this time you can also mix in some glitter if you'd like a sparkling snow look.
  • Finally, use the mixture to paint the christmas tree branches of your real or artificial tree. You'll get a nice snow dusted look.

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