The Damsel is giggling about this post, because currently the Cottage by the Mountains is in deep. There’s a crazy lotta snow here, and to make fake snow is a bit funny right now.
But! We’re talking about snow for decorating inside the house, not to pad the ski runs.
Whoops! The Damsel caught herself giggling again, because when she looks up information on how to make fake snow, people keep talking about using disposable diapers. Yes. You read that correctly. You viciously tear into one, getting the fluffy stuff from the inside.
Hold the phone. The Damsel thinks you know this, but let’s be perfectly clear. We’re talking about UNUSED disposable diapers here.
Put the stuff into a bowl and add a little water. The magic thing in disposable diapers that absorbs moisture is called sodium polyacrylate. When it gets wet, it turns into little beads. Many mothers have observed this phenomenon. Dribble water until the stuff doubles in size. If you like a more slushy-looking fake snow, add a little more water.
The Damsel has heard you can even buy this sodium polyacrylate from certain garden stores, since they use it in planting mixes to help it retain moisture. This way, you don’t have to vandalize a diaper.
Then there are soap flakes, or potato flakes. Sprinkle those around if you dare. Other folks even put white plastic bags through the shredder, for a fairly fake look. Still others make a whipped mixture of soap flakes, liquid starch, and food coloring, but that method makes the Damsel tired.
It ain’t that hard to make the Damsel tired in December.