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How to Make Fake Snow!

Feeling depressed because the place where you stay has no snow? Well, let us prepare fake snow to give a complete Christmas feel...

Everyday Chemistry - How to Make Fake Snow!

Missing out on white Christmas because you live in a country where there is no snow? Well, here's a solution! You can make your own Fake Snow!

What is Fake Snow?

Fake snow looks very similar to the actual snow and is non-toxic in nature. It is made out of polymer and gives you a cool feel when you touch it, just like real snow.

The ingredients and procedure to prepare fake snow are simple.

Things that you need to make fake snow:

a) Common polymer or sodium polyacrylate

b) Water

You will find sodium polyacrylate or common polymer in disposable diapers or as crystals in your garden as it helps in keeping the soil of the garden moist.

Here is how you make it:

To prepare fake snow, all you have to do is add water to sodium polyacrylate or common polymer. It will take the form of a gel. Keep adding water till it is completely moist. The more water you add, the slushier the gel of sodium polyacrylate or common polymer will be. Sodium polyacrylate or common polymer is cool to touch and hence you get a snowy feeling. If you wish to add a more realistic touch to it, you can refrigerate the mixture. Do not worry; this gel does not dissolve when refrigerated. Even if it dries out you can rehydrate it by adding water to it.

If you want your snow to be drier, add less water. If you want coloured snow, you can add the desired colour to the mixture. However, bear in mind that fake snow can cause harm if consumed.

Preparing fake snow is not only fun but also easy. So why not try it today?

Tags :     Snow     Fake snow     Water     Sodium Polyacrylate     Gel    

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