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MerrySouthernChristmas 05-14-2008 06:13 PM

Fake snow?
 
This stuff is really weird.

My friend's uncle sent her this powder-y stuff that was in, like, a 2 x 2 inch bag. You poured it on the plate and added warm water and it puffed up into real fluffy feeling snow. It felt exactly like fresh fallen snow- except warm.

I thought it was really cool, and was wondering if anyone knew anything about this stuff, or had a recipie to make it?

mammaduke 05-14-2008 06:31 PM

That would be great I will use it for my village, would love to find it.

MerrySouthernChristmas 05-15-2008 07:10 PM

Yeah, i'll have to ask my friend if she has a recipie... it was super cool though!

Annette1990 05-16-2008 06:45 AM

Maybe it was something like this.... http://www.vat19.com/dvds/instasnow.cfm

or here are a few DIY ideas but the link I listed for you looks like better stuff.
Precautionary Statement

The following materials used to make artificial snow are not guaranteed not to damage some surfaces. Cover surfaces you're unsure of with clear plastic. Use common sense, and always supervise children and pets when making and using artificial snow.

Salt and Powder Mixture


Many people who want artificial snow recommend mixing sugar and talcum powder, but sugar attracts ants and if it becomes wet it creates a sticky mess. Instead of using the typical sugar and talcum powder mixture, try table salt and powder. Table salt provides the same crystal-like appearance, and it works just as well as sugar. Mix together equal parts of ordinary talcum powder and salt, and let it snow!

Soap Flakes


Pure white soap flakes also make great artificial snow. Visit the laundry aisle of your local discount store and you'll find boxes of soap such as Ivory Snow. Although powdered soap isn't your cheapest option, depending on where it's placed, it can be scooped up and reused.

Potato Flakes


Dehydrated potato flakes aren't usually pure white in color, but from a distance it looks real and makes fantastic fake snowflakes. Potato flakes are lighter in weight that soap flakes, and they're large enough to look like the real thing. When tossed they cascade gently to the ground like real flakes of snow. This is one of the best products you can use for a display that requires falling snow, and it's relatively inexpensive compared to other options.

mammaduke 05-16-2008 05:01 PM

Thank you so much Annette for finding it & for finding other ways to make the fake snow.That really helps in case I don't have the funds to get the stuff this year.
Thanks again.

pbrbullrider 05-16-2008 05:33 PM

who whats fake snow when i have the real stuff in my back yard

Jeff G. "bullrider

Annette1990 05-16-2008 06:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mammaduke (Post 75806)
Thank you so much Annette for finding it & for finding other ways to make the fake snow.That really helps in case I don't have the funds to get the stuff this year.
Thanks again.

Your welcome=)

mammaduke 05-16-2008 06:37 PM

You can use it inside the house around a village, on the tree, around the tree, or anywhere you want to have snow. That's why we want fake snow PBR.
Quote:

Originally Posted by pbrbullrider (Post 75808)
who whats fake snow when i have the real stuff in my back yard

Jeff G. "bullrider


pbrbullrider 05-16-2008 08:22 PM

Got it mamma just wondering hay i got some for all of u guys if you what it.

note: as long i am not making rude comments i well be happy or maybe i well ...........................so there.:?

Jeff G. "bullrider"

Quote:

Originally Posted by mammaduke (Post 75819)
You can use it inside the house around a village, on the tree, around the tree, or anywhere you want to have snow. That's why we want fake snow PBR.


Maureen 05-17-2008 07:47 AM

I use the spray stuff to decorate at work. There is a glass door which I turn into a Victorian Lead Window (something along these lines)

http://i97.photobucket.com/albums/l2...nowywindow.jpg

and as people come into the building, they look throught the snowy window to the lit Christmas tree next to the staircase. Trying to stop colleagues turning on the overhead lights is a nightmare!! I'm trying to create a look here, people and fluorescent lighting isn't part of it!!!!!!!!! They're getting the hang of it now, thank goodness!!


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