I got this fabulous idea from Make Do & Friend! I took several diapers (YES, diapers!), cut them open, took the “stuffing” out, placed it in a large plastic container, added water … and instant snow!
Henry (age 5) wanted nothing to do with this. But, Honor (age 2) and I had a blast. She wasn’t too keen on actually touching the “snow”, but did enjoy using a spoon to let the “snow” fall onto her princesses’s heads and moving the figures around in the “snow”.
Honor was done at this point … but I still wanted to play … so I got out my favorite miniatures (penguins) and had some fun!
[a PlayDrMOM sidenote ... I use sandtray (a therapy technique where the client portrays their world or problem in the sand using miniatures) often with my clients. I don't have an "official" sandtray, rather I use large plastic containers for the sand. And I don't just use sand ... but also beans, rice, ... and now ... diapers!]