Our customer service reps are frequently asked the difference between our Insta-Snow and the other fake snow products available on the market.
The answer is simple. There is only one Insta-Snow® powder, as indicated by that circle “R” thing. We don’t use the ® everywhere, because it becomes annoying, but the name Insta-Snow is a federally registered trademark of Steve Spangler Inc.
This hasn’t stopped the knock-offs from branding their own versions of fake snow powder. Or their claims of being the original or the real fake snow.
Our favorite knock-offs are the companies who believe that Insta-Snow is the same superabsorbent polymer found in a baby’s diaper. It’s similar, but not the same. If diapers contained the same polymer, every time the baby wet the diaper, it would grow to an enormous size and explode.
This might be a great way to potty train, but it’s not the science behind Insta-Snow.
Insta-Snow is the only polymer that instantly ERUPTS when it comes in contact with water. No stirring, no mixing. Make it right in the palm of your hand. The instant snow powder turns into a white fluffy substance that looks like real snow in seconds!
No matter what quantity or variety of Insta-Snow you choose, you’ll get all of the materials you need including mixing instructions and the scientific explanation. Insta-Snow isn’t just a cool demonstration, educators have found great use in sensory tables for early childhood, chemistry for advanced sciences, and has even been converted into a science fair project by introducing variables. You’re getting a “WOW” factor with a ton of scientific application.