Normally I would be frantically shopping now ready to give the boys an enchanting Christmas, but with PayPal taking the stress out of the gifts I have more quality time to spend with my boys. Everything is just arriving on our doorstep and I do not have to deal with the Christmas crowds! I am so pleased to be involved in there Magical Christmas Moments campaign and have a chance to cherish our time as a family.
We are planning on making the run up to Christmas more special instead, planning a few unique experiences for the boys to treasure. If I am honest its such a relief being able to shop from the comfort of our own home and make the most of the next few weeks.
The boys love seeing snow but we rarely do, so to give them a chance of a white Christmas this year we have been making our own. Play Snow is actually surprisingly easy to make, it’s a great sensory experience, as the boys mixed and moulded the ingredients they liked how it felt.
If you want to attempt making your own you will need a can of shaving foam, cornflour (we used two 250g boxes) and glitter for added sparkle! For an authentic experience you can add it to the freezer for 10 minutes so it feels nice and cold. We also tried using a cornflour and baby oil version, which made a nice frozen crackly sound but did not form snowballs as well.
Be warned it was a very messy activity! The boys were covered in white, but they had such a wonderful time and were very proud they had made "snow". You can easily use a bit of a carrot and a few raisins to transform your play snow into a sweet snowman.
Youngest said it was fun making his own Olaf.
They also dug out some toys to make a winter wonderland scene.