Make a can of snow

Do you have snow?! I don’t. Sniffle. I’ve been dreaming of a white Christmas but, here in the South, that’s just down right wishful thinking. I was just starting to feel REALLY sorry for myself and, more importantly, my kids, when Chickabug emailed a brilliant idea. With a couple of simple ingredients, and a ridiculously adorable printable, we had a “Can of Snow”! Imported Fresh from the North Pole, I might add. ;)

Make a can of snow

Make a can of snow

Don’t you want to touch it?! My kids couldn’t keep their hands off the stuff. I kept having to remind them to move their hands so I could take pictures! ;)

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So, how do you make this glorious faux snow? With 2/3 KOSHER salt, 1/3 cornstarch, and glitter until magical.  Make a can of snow Make a can of snow

  Get those anxious little fingers mixing! Good luck getting them to stop. The texture is so fun! Make a can of snow Make a can of snow Make a can of snow

After your kids are done playing with it, (this could be hours), fill your “Can of Snow”. You can get these empty quart-size paint cans for about $2 at any home improvement store. Make a can of snow Make a can of snow Make a can of snow

  Hammer down the lid good and tight. Make a can of snow

 Make sure you add a paint can opener. It’s part of the fun! You can get them free at home improvement stores. Just ask for them when you are purchasing your paint cans.  Make a can of snow

I adore the back which includes a witty ingredients list, and directions. I love that there is a “TO: FROM:”  This is, by far, the coolest present ever. Make a can of snow

I basically had to rip this can out of the little girl’s hands to put it in the freezer. (Make sure you just chill your faux snow. Freezing it for hours could cause moisture build up and ruin your cute printable.) Make a can of snow Make a can of snow

  Once it has chilled, get ready for some fun. Have a snow fight (not in the house!), decorate the windowsill, or gift it to friends. Make a can of snow

My kids can’t wait to deliver these cans. Heck, I can’t wait either! It’s pretty magical. Make a can of snow Make a can of snow Make a can of snow Make a can of snow

Note:  This “Can of Snow” is imported fresh from the North Pole. But it may taste like salt if you eat it, so… don’t. ;)

Make a can of snow

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Make a can of snow

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COMMENTS
  1. December 18th, 2012 at 11:23 am
    Penny says:
    Such a cute idea! Everyone needs to have SOME snow for Christmas!
  2. December 18th, 2012 at 11:41 am
    Heather - Chickabug says:
    Shelley!! You seriously outdid yourself with this one. Your photos are just AMAZING! The 'snow' really does look real thanks to your magic. : ) I'm so excited for all of the HowDoesShe readers to get their hands on this one... YAY!!
  3. December 18th, 2012 at 1:31 pm
    Heather Lynne says:
    Ridiculously cute idea & children ;)
  4. December 18th, 2012 at 4:40 pm
    carrie says:
    you are the coolest. ever.
    my california girls and friends are all going to LOVE this.
    thank you!!
  5. December 18th, 2012 at 5:08 pm
    Crafty grandma says:
    lol! your can of snow is too cute for words!! Right now we are drowning in the white stuff, it's been snowing non-stop since yesterday!! We have about 10 inches already on the ground. Hopefully we are going to get a really white Christmas although at last glance out, the snow had changed to freezing rain! It's beautiful when you don't have anywhere to go!!
  6. December 18th, 2012 at 5:15 pm
    Amy Birkner says:
    Absolutely darling! My sister and family can't come to Utah for Christmas, but we'll send them some "snow" so they can enjoy in Arizona!

    One quick question...how much salt and corn starch does it take to fill a can? I want to know how much to buy so I only have to go to the store once.

    Thanks so much for the cute idea!
    Amy
    • December 18th, 2012 at 10:44 pm
      Shelley says:
      Good Question! I should have addressed this in the post. I believe I used 2 containers of salt and 1 packages of cornstarch to fill one. (appx 4 Cups Salt, 2 1/2 Cups Cornstarch). You'll need quite a bit to fill several cans, but fortunately, the ingredients are cheap. :) --When you make this, will you let me know if that estimate is correct?

      For the actual recipe, just make sure it's appx 2/3 KOSHER salt and 1/3 Cornstarch. --Oh, and make sure to add glitter!!! :) Good luck and please let me know how it goes.
  7. December 18th, 2012 at 6:03 pm
    Sharon says:
    Looks like something Christmas, our elf, could do for the kiddos Friday night!!! Thanks so much. Can't wait to print everything up after they go to bed. Gotta buy cans in the morning!
    • December 18th, 2012 at 10:38 pm
      Shelley says:
      They will love it! Just a note: make it in the over the sink, in the garage or outside. The cornstarch is a bit messy. I had some sweeping to do in my kitchen. ;)
  8. December 18th, 2012 at 6:56 pm
    Debbie says:
    I love this!! What a fun gift for my grandsons, or even friends! And your daughters are so adorable in their little red dresses, all decked out for Christmas.
    Thanks for sharing this tutorial and printable!
    Merry Christmas
    Debbie :)
  9. December 18th, 2012 at 7:02 pm
    Linda says:
    These are soooooo adorable!!!!! Going to have to try this. Did you also make the felt snowflakes??? They are really cute!
  10. December 18th, 2012 at 8:55 pm
    All That Glitters says:
    This is adorable! This project was featured here: http://www.allthatglitterscraft.com/2012/12/pinterest-picks-christmas-edition.html
  11. December 18th, 2012 at 10:39 pm
    Desiree says:
    Good Day
    I would like to know how do I print the labels for the tins.
    please
    • December 18th, 2012 at 10:48 pm
      Shelley says:
      Hi Desiree. You need subscribe to our mailing list. You can sign up at the bottom of the post. Then check your email and confirm your subscription. (Make sure to check your junk email if you don't see it). Then the access to all of our exclusive printables (including this snow labels) will be sent immediately to your inbox. :) Let me know if you have any problems.
  12. December 19th, 2012 at 1:49 am
    Elle says:
    This is such a wonderful idea for us snowless people.

    Couple of questions:
    Can this be done with potato starch? My little one is allergic to corn.
    Is Kosher salt the same as regular table salt? I don't live in the US and I've seen anything called "Kosher salt" here.

    Thanks!
    • December 19th, 2012 at 8:19 am
      Heather - Chickabug says:
      Hi Elle! You could use potato starch, sure! You could probably also use cake flour, since it's bright white and has a soft texture to it, the same as corn starch does.

      Kosher salt is different than table salt - it has much larger granules. It *does* work better than table salt to make the faux snow. I've heard it's hard to find kosher salt overseas but if you can any other type of coarse salt, it'll work the same way (sea salt, pickling salt... it doesn't have to actually be called kosher).

      I hope this helps! : )
  13. December 19th, 2012 at 7:52 am
    Ashlee says:
    Hi Shelley-

    How do you recommend ahearing the printable to the can? Did you print them on adhesive label paper or did you use double sided tape?

    Adorable idea and perfect for a $10 and under gift exchange I have this weekend.

    Thanks!
    Ashlee
    • December 19th, 2012 at 4:00 pm
      Shelley says:
      I used double stick tape. Worked great! Just apply it along all the edges.
  14. December 19th, 2012 at 8:16 am
    Amber says:
    How long does this last? Also once you let it chill and get it out....and put on windows sills etc does it make a mess on the carpet?
    • December 19th, 2012 at 4:02 pm
      Shelley says:
      The messiest part is the cornstarch. Yes, it can be messy, but also very easy to clean up with a quick vacuum. :)
  15. December 19th, 2012 at 8:38 am
    Beckie says:
    OMGoodneess!!!! What a cute gift idea!!! Perfection.
  16. December 19th, 2012 at 2:54 pm
    Linda Maraldo says:
    Hi I would love to get the printable for the can of snow. It says I am already subscribed but I can't get to the page. Can you help please
    • December 19th, 2012 at 4:05 pm
      Shelley says:
      Hi Linda, Do you usually get our weekly emails? It was featured in yesterday's email. Check your junk/spam folder to make sure our emails aren't accidentally landing there. :)
  17. December 19th, 2012 at 3:24 pm
    Ashley @ Simply Designing says:
    This is really fun! I know my kids would love this!

    Happy Holidays!

    Ashley
  18. December 21st, 2012 at 8:42 am
    Dana says:
    I LOVE this adorable idea! I am signed up for your newsletter, but have not received this freebie. :( Do you know how I can get it? Thanks!!
    • December 21st, 2012 at 9:47 am
      Shelley says:
      Just sent you an email. :)
      • December 22nd, 2012 at 1:51 pm
        Jill says:
        Hi Shelley, That is adorable! I can't wait to make it with my daughter.

        I'm having trouble accessing the printable. I clicked on the link in the email and it took me to a page that asked for a password. Can you help with that? Thanks so much.
        • December 22nd, 2012 at 8:21 pm
          Shelley says:
          The email has the password in it. :) Just look in the text highlighting the snow can. :) If you still have problems, email me directly at shelley@howdoesshe.com. Enjoy! Hope you love it!
  19. December 26th, 2012 at 6:42 pm
    Shirley says:
    Oh I wish I had received this a couple weeks age. My daughter moved to SC and I could have sent this to them with their Christmas presents. This is too cute. Thanks for sharing.
  20. December 26th, 2012 at 11:40 pm
    Maryann says:
    This is an absolutely outstanding idea and I just love it, and I´m sure my grandkids will too. So fun and soooo cool an idea for a great and fun gift for anyone, Thanks sooo much for sharing this with us here, I´m definitely gpoing to try this out with my granddaughters too.
  21. December 27th, 2012 at 5:51 pm
    Heidi says:
    This is sooo cool!! I am going to do this with my preschoolers next month! I am wondering though how to print the label? I am a subscriber to your email already but I can't find where the link is? Thanks!
  22. December 28th, 2012 at 8:54 pm
    Anne Dial says:
    I can't remember my password??? Have tried 3 different ones:(
    • December 28th, 2012 at 9:34 pm
      Shelley says:
      I just emailed you :)
  23. January 9th, 2013 at 1:36 pm
    Suzanne says:
    This is the perfect gift to give to your in-laws to get them back for the noisy battery powered toy they gave your family last year!! Anyone sending this to our house goes straight on the naughty list!
  24. September 7th, 2013 at 10:01 pm
    Barb Grow says:
    Wow....love the can of snow...I live in Michigan so have lots of snow but I have a daughter-in-law that has never seen snow so will have to send her some.....thanks
  25. November 6th, 2013 at 1:23 pm
    Janae says:
    Hello, love your can of snow project.. was wondering if I could get the can of snow free printables. Thank you.. . have a great day
  26. November 26th, 2013 at 2:48 pm
    robin easterday says:
    i please need the website for your printable labels, i need the can of snow one, i lost the email that gives the address. thanks
  27. December 3rd, 2013 at 4:53 pm
    Hedy says:
    Hi Shelley!
    I am already signed up to get your emails, but I did not find the link or the password for download. I thought that I'm not suscribed fut when I tried to resign it said that you already have my email. Could you resend this?
  28. December 7th, 2013 at 6:41 pm
    Diana says:
    how long do you chill it for? I Love this idea! Can't wait to make it with my kids :)
  29. December 7th, 2013 at 7:15 pm
    maryleigh kragh says:
    Would love to do this for a gift. I can't find the printable. I'm already signed up and it won't let me sign up again. Help!
  30. January 28th, 2014 at 10:14 pm
    Donna says:
    I enjoy your site and newsletters, but I have a hard time figuring out how to print your wonderful printables. I would like to print a can of snow, but I have spent all the time I have to spend on it. There must be something that I am missing. Thank you, Donna
    • January 29th, 2014 at 11:51 am
      Shelley says:
      Hi Donna. Email shelley@howdoesshe.com and I'll walk you through it! :) Hope that helps.
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