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Now you can play in the snow year-round, inside, no matter where you live.

It’s easy to make your own fake snow whenever you get the craving for winter play. All you need is one simple ingredient called sodium polyacrylate. This is a fine white powder that can absorb up to 300 times its mass in water. It makes a squishy, wet, white gel-like substance that is irresistible for little hands to squeeze. You can even refrigerate your fake snow to make it cold and more snow-like.


Sodium Polyacrylate

It turns out that the magic substance in diapers that makes them…um….absorbent…is sodium polyacrylate.