We had so much fun making snow in summer time with the Steve Spangler Science Club! Find out how to make this at home youself.
Both girls are really into exploring and trying different science experiments. You can tell from their YouTube videos, that we aren’t afraid to get a little messy and try new things! So when the girls opened their Steve Spangler Science Club box and found out they were making instant snow, they were super excited!
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Make Instant Snow Yourself
Even if you don’t receive the Steve Spangler Science Club in the mail each month, you can still make this instant snow at home. You can easily find packages of this same instant snow here.
The girls love the surprise of not knowing what they will get in their box each month. It seems that surprise toys and boxes are all the rage lately. But, seeing the excitement on their face when they discovered their experiment in their science box, totally got me on board with the surprise aspect as well! That morning, we had no idea that later that day we would be making snow, in 70 degree weather!
Inside our Steve Spangler Science Club Subscription Box:
We received the Stem Deluxe kit and the box came full of stuff to do. I love that it comes with a booklet to explain the science behind the instant snow and several experiment ideas to try. There are also questions to answer based on several observations which make this the perfect science project for the homeschooling moms. My daughters especially found it neat to learn that this is the same way snow is made in Hollywood for movies.
The first experiment is to simply make snow. The instant snow is a super absorbent polymer. When it comes in contact with water, it expands to 100 times it size! This is really cool to watch! The experiment is really easy for kids to do themselves as well. Watch our video, it is also posted below, to see just how cool this is!
The texture of this snow is really neat. It’s super addicting and you just want to keep playing with it. In the box, there are multiple cups to make snow in. It’s so fun to watch as the snow erupts out of the different shaped cups. The girls even had fun helping each other make snow in their hands.
It’s recommended to place some sort of tray underneath to keep everything clean. Which helps to keep your work space nice and tidy. Unless of course your kids should decide a snow storm should come through. But the good news is, this stuff sweeps right up! I know from personal experience. But maybe this could also be a fun outdoor experiment if your kids like to get crazy like mine.
Making Colored Snow
One of the experiments the girls really loved, was growing colored snow. We did this by adding the colored tablets provided to the water before pouring into the snow powder.
What was really neat about this experiment was the way we conducted it. A wooden stick and sticky tape was provided for us to attach the cups to. This way, we were able to pour the colored water into all the cups at the same time. Experiments like this, help kids to think outside the box and to get more creative. So I love that this is included in the experiment ideas!
Make sure to watch the video below to see just how cool this instant snow is! Don’t forget to pick up your own instant snow here or you can sign up for the monthly science club and see what surprises you get in the mail!
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OMG I SHOULD GET THIS FOR MY HUSBAND – he and I can make SNOOOWWWW LOL! We are little kids 😉
This looks like soooo much fun! I remember getting all creative and preparing stuff like that for/with my kiddos but this comes already prepared – SO COOL!
This looks like it was such a fun activity! My son would love to do something like this, I’ll have to look more into it. Thanks for sharing!
I never heard of this science club before but it sounds so fun!My son would adore getting a fun activity like this in the mail!
If I only had this when my child was home for the summers… now she is a sophomore in College. What a great thing have sent to you to create memories. Love it!
How cool is that! My 5 year old loves science and math, not so much toys. This sounds awesome!
WOW! What a super fun activity! I like to see kids spend time making home dirty and messy rather than just sitting and playing gadgets. I will consider to sign up for one of those memberships.
Wow, this is such an interesting hands on experiment box. As an adult, I also love to try out the snow powder. Such a great video to show what kind of stuff is in it.
my daughter would love this she loves to do crafts an get her hands dirty as well. we are forever making slime here
Ahhhh to be a kid again! This sounds like it’s a ton of fun! These subscription boxes are genius!
This looks like so much fun! What a really great idea for kids to learn some science while having a lot of fun. I think this is great.
I wish we had Steve Spangler Science Club when I was a kid! I would love to try these experiments with my niece and help her understand concepts better 🙂
How fun is this? I really do love the whole concept of this type of subscription box. I wish they had it when I was growing up.
I miss my childhood. 🙁 Very creative and fun. thank you for sharing 🙂
What a super fun box to get for the kids! I love that it lets them do experiments so it’s also a learning experience! This is definitely worth it!
The subscription box sounds so good. I would love to check this out for my kids, they love subscription boxes and fun activities with some science is always a yes.
I love that there is month to month option so you can just try it one month if you want!
I love this subscription box idea! Must be exciting for them to receive and discover the contents each month.
Yes! It is super fun not knowing what we are about to get in to!
I’ve never heard of this before! How fun.
Goodness gracious, great balls of fire. My grandkids have never seen snow as we don’t get any here. They would have a blast making snow and playing with it. And let’s be honest, so would I lol.
These kids have like the most fun ever!!! I need to come round and join in the fun ha-ha!!
We love company!
Ooooo this looks like a fun afternoon! I honestly want to try this as an adult too haha.
Did the kiddos have as much fun cleaning up as they did doing it? lol My girls would LOVE this!
I needed this when I was a child because it looks like it was such a fun activity! My niece and I would love to do something like this when she visits. Thanks for sharing!
I love this, I want to join the kids and play!
Woow! Science club? Sign me up.
This seems like so much fun for the kids
This look like so much from and educational. I wish my science lessons were like this lol.
This looks so and engaging, and makes me want to be a kid again! Love that the kit comes complete and there isn’t a need to run around town finding tools for the experiment 👍🏼
This is so cool my daughter loves making stuff and messy play she would completely love this
Cracking me up pouring snow on each other. That looks like a lot of fun for a science lesson where the kids don’t realize they’re learning. Those are my favs.
This looks like such a fun thing to do. My 2nd daughter is really into science experiments and crafting and this is all in one. Thanks for sharing! I’ll check this out.
What a neat idea to use this for your Christmas card. I’ll be watching to see what you come up with. I am drawing a blank. Maybe someone will have a great suggestion.
That looks so awesome. You have some really special time not to mention fun with your girls. I love that they’re discovering and doing so many different things.