Indoor Snow Day Ideas for Kids: A Fake Snow Recipe, Snickerdoodle Mug Cakes & DIY Puffy Snow Paint

So, here's the thing. I live in Georgia. While I am certainly not one to complain about our warmer weather, it's kind of a bummer that we rarely get snow in the winter! I don't want it every day- but maybe once? One good snow that doesn't melt when it hits the ground? It's kind of hard explaining to my three-year-old why we never get to play in the snow. "But how do I make a snow angel, Mommy?" While I don't have an answer to that one (mud angels? hay angels? sand angels? ha), I try to give the kids an idea of snow with some indoor fun. It may not be cold and it may not be real, but I created a fun indoor snow day for our little family and wanted to share with you!

First things first for the perfect indoor snow day: snow! Below is my fake snow recipe- it's a winner every time. I simply whip up a batch of snow (I've made "single servings" or big batches for a party), put it in a baking sheet tray for the kids and let them have at it. I typically throw a plastic sheet down over the table/on the floor because it can get a little messy. Or add a festive table runner like I've got on our dining table. Either way, the kids LOVE it. The light in these photos is off (we held our latest "snow day" during a recent cold and rainy day) but the "snow" is really a pretty white and feels just like the real thing!


1/2 cup vegetable oil for every 2 cups corn starch

After you play in the "snow" it's time for a snack break, am I right? Even if it's fake snow! Ideally, you northerners with actual snow would make snow cream. So we have icecream. Close enough, right? Actually, I spruce it up a little bit... a household favorite of ours is this snickerdoodle mug cake. It's so easy and it takes just a few minutes to make. You can cook the snickerdoodle mug cake in a coffee mug or in a mason jar like I did. Layer with a scoop of vanilla icecream and, well, you get pretty into it like HDawg up there. We love to cozy up next to the fire with a cozy knit throw and a few large kilim pillows and boom. You've got yourself a cozy snack location for your indoor snow day.

To end our spectacular indoor snow day, we love to play with DIY puffy snow paint. My recipe is below. I let the kids go to town with this one, as you can see! They love getting messy- it's just another sensory way to experience snow-like fun down here in the south. Set up the snow paint on a cute kid-sized craft table so the kids are comfortable and so you don't have to worry about the mess.


Equal parts shaving cream (refrigerate first!) and school glue, add a dash of glitter.

It's really special for me to be able to share a snow day with my kids, even if it's fake! What are your favorite indoor snow day ideas?!

Thanks to Wayfair for partnering up with me on this post!


  1. Love all of these ideas! We need some more indoor craft activities.

  2. This is such a cute idea! We have a lot of snow but I am always game for some cute indoor activities! Thanks for sharing!

    Annie- All Things Big And Small

  3. This is such a cute idea! We have a lot of snow but I am always game for some cute indoor activities! Thanks for sharing!

    Annie- All Things Big And Small


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