Indoor snow fun

Whilst watching the snow fall this morning my daughter had one very simple request, 'Play in snow please Mummy'.  With both girls still not at their best and myself feeling like death warmed up, playing out in the snow was the last thing I really wanted to do.  At the same time I want my children to be happy so I searched the internet for a solution.

I came across a post by Karen from Women Wife and Mum on the Babyhuddle facebook page about indoor snow.  I really wanted to give this ago as a solution to my daughter wanting to play in the snow and me not wanting them to get too cold outside.

Here is what we did:

In a bowl mix 2 cups cornflower, one third a cup of vegetable oil and add a good sprinkle of glitter.  Mix really well.

The texture is amazingly like snow.  It has a crunch to it like snow does when you squish it for snowballs and the glitter adds an element of magic to it.  My girls were hooked and spent most of the afternoon playing with it.

snow fun

Of course a bowl in front of an 8 month old could only lead to one thing

Bowl

Needless to say my house is now covered in glitter, but the girls had a lot of fun and that is more important.  After a day of playing with snow my daughter was so tired out she fell asleep on the way up the stairs

asleep on stairs

I think we shall be playing with indoor snow again

This day I love Indoor snow fun.

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  1. That is inspired. One for Nurseries and Playgroups countrywide!

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  2. Love this!!

    With a daughter myself, I feel that there is always glitter all over the house. I tell her that its like Ke$ha had a party at our house and we weren't invited.

    Mendy
    http://1crazydaisy3pokeyjoes.blogspot.com/

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  3. That is a brilliant idea!
    My sister in law wanted to take pics of her son in the snow but its too cold sometimes for him. I'm gunna mention this to her!

    www.roothless-xo.blogspot.ca

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    1. Thank you, please do and let me know if you have as much fun

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  4. Beautiful post, i am so pleased your girls liked the snow mixture. The pictures certainly show how much fun they had x .

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    1. Thanks we had so much fun! I am so glad you posted how to do this

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  5. That's fantastic .. what a lovely idea

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  6. Genius idea! I'd have to do it outside though, being the freak I am about mess!

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    1. hmmm, yeah but then may as well just play in out door snow if outside! It is good fun im still finding glitter after all this time

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  7. Your girls are gorgeous! I am a new follower from the friends to follower blog hop. I love this idea and might have to try it with my little miss!!!! Looking forward to reading more :)

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    1. Yes please give it a go its great fun

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  8. I love this idea! Perfect for the days you don't want to get out of your pjs as well! Love the photo of sleeping on the stairs too! x

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  9. Love your little one pouring it over her head! Super fun.

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  10. What a great idea! I'm still waiting the real stuff so this will be one to try whilst we wait! X

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  11. How cool is this!!! we got a lot of "outside mummy" on Monday but we're now waiting for the next lot to fall and this time we have WELLIES! Hurrah! :)

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  12. Hi! Just stopping by from the FTF blog hop! New follower on your lovely blog, would love to have you stop by my blog sometime and follow back if you like. Indoor snow looks like so much fun! :)

    xoxo,
    Melissa @ thisgirlslifeblog.com

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  13. Hi, found you on the aloha blog hop, I'm your newest follower. I will have to bookmark this idea, it looks like so much fun!

    Sarah x

    www.lookingasuare.blogspot.co.uk

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  14. Following via GFC, found you through the Aloha hop. Would love to have you visit. Fun blog!

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  15. Hello from the Aloha Blog Hop! That glitter will be there forever, but I suppose that's not important :D

    technicolor-moments.blogspot.com

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    1. Not important the fun and memory more checking out your blog

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  16. Soooo cute! :D just followed you :)
    - HannahMarieBeauty.blogspot.co.uk
    x

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  17. My kids would LOOOVE this! So much fun!
    Finding you via the Mommy Brain Mixer :)
    Meredith
    www.themomoftheyear.net

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  18. amazing idea - we will be pinching that one i'm sure as we usually just make gloop with cornflour but this looks way more fun! x

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    1. This was loads of fun let me know if you do

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  19. Love this - will have to give it a go x

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    1. please do, let me know how you get on

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  20. This sounds like a whole lot of fun. We'll never have snow here in Costa Rica, and unless airline prices drop a whole lot, my daughter won't see snow for a few more years. What a great project and a plus that it takes so much energy out of your kids that they'll sleep well. I'm all about great nights. Thanks for joining us at the Mommy-Brain Mixer this week.

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    1. It was a loads of fun and I cant recommend giving it a go as it so easy. Please let me know if you do, be great to see the fun you have

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  21. What a sweet idea. I'm glad you found a way to please everyone. I've hopped over from aquariann's snowflake hop.

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  22. What a great idea! We hardly ever get snow in Atlanta, I'm sending this link over to my sister-in-law so we can do this with the kids this weekend! Stopping by from Aloha Friday and I am now your newest follower. I look forward to a long blog relationship with you and can't wait to see what you come up with next!

    xx
    Serena
    www.theserenasaga.com

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    1. Please let me know how you get on!Always great to see

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  23. Oh how fun!! Thanks for linking up to the mommy brain mixer!

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  24. That's great. Never seen anything like that before.

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  25. What a fun idea! Thank you so fairy much for linkying up on my Snowflake Blog Hop.

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    1. It really is great fun, and snow whatever the weather outside!

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