St. Patrick's Day Science – Green Instant Snow

Since everything else is green on St. Patrick’s Day, why shouldn’t the snow be green, too? Watch the video to learn how to dye your Instant Snow…

You’ll need some Instant Snow powder, a few plastic cups, green food coloring and a stirring stick. Place 20-30 drops of green food coloring in an empty cup and add about a tablespoon (about 10 grams) of dry Insta-Snow powder to the cup. Use a stirring stick to mix the powder. The polymer will absorb the green food coloring, but it won’t fluff up. Add a few more tablespoons of the dry, white Insta-Snow powder to the green powder and continue to mix. Keep mixing in the dry Insta-Snow until you get the green color you want. When you’re ready to make green snow, place one teaspoon of dry, green Insta-Snow into a clean cup and add about 2 ounces (60 mL) of water. The erupting green snow will be a huge hit!

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  • Terri Wacsh Reply

    We’ve used your Instant Snow with our kids in 2nd grade, but I never thought about coloring the snow powder. We always used colored water, but this is a much more clever way to do it. I’m off to the store to get green food coloring. We love your website!

    March 16, 2009 at 8:03 pm
  • Thing 7a | Susie at School Reply

    […] really cool site that I did find, among many cool sites, was Steve Spangler’s Science experiments. Could this be where we found the Coke and Mentos thing? I will check this one […]

    March 22, 2009 at 9:25 am

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