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These Frequently Asked Questions by our customers should answer some of your own about our fake instant ground snow and snow machines. Please email any additional questions you have to info@snowonder.com and we will get back to you quickly.


WHAT SURFACE CAN I USE IT ON?


SnoWonder can be used on almost any surface but ALWAYS put cloth or plastic under it so it can be picked up after use. The water will not bleed out of the snow so surfaces (even fabric) will not get wet. SnoWonder will not stain, but normal care should be taken on delicate surfaces.

CAN IT BE USED OUTDOORS?


SnoWonder is intended for indoor use but can be used outdoors if it does not get direct sunlight. It will last a much shorter time in strong sunlight, and it will get ruined by rain. WILL CLOTHES GET WET? No, the water is trapped in the snow. Check out more information on How To Use Fake Snow here.

CAN I PUT IT ON TREES AND PLANTS?


Yes, it looks great on trees, plants and floral arrangements. It may dry out faster in these situations and may need to be misted more often.

HOW LONG DOES INSTANT SNOW LAST?


SnoWonder will last for many days or weeks, depending on how it is used and how clean it is kept. Snow will need to be refreshed by misting it with water from a spray bottle or by adding a little “wet” snow on top. Often fluffing it up with fingers is all that is necessary. Snow that is spread very thin will need to be refreshed more often than deeper snow.

IS THE SNOW COLD?


Snow is as cold as the water you mix it with. Because water at room temperature is cooler than skin it always feels cool. If you want it really cold, mix with ice water or add ice cubes or chips to your mixed snow.

CAN IT BE REUSED?


We reuse our snow several times by letting it dry out on a sheet of plastic wrap, then adding water to reconstitute it. Very thin snow will dry out overnight. Dust from the air and minerals in the water eventually prevent reuse. Snow can also be stored wet in a sealed plastic bag or container for up to a week.

CAN YOU MAKE SNOWBALLS?


To make snowballs, put snow in the freezer for about 45 minutes to an hour.

DOES ARTIFICIAL SNOW MELT OR BLOW AROUND?


No, a mixed batch of SnoWonder has the weight of real snow and will not blow around like styrofoam or plastic snow. It will not melt but there is slow surface evaporation. HOW MUCH SNOW DOES IT MAKE? SnoWonder absorbs 50 to 100 times its volume in water, so a small amount of powder makes a lot of snow. Each package is sold according to the amount of snow it makes. One cup of powder makes about 2 gallons of Snow. The actual amount it makes will vary with the hardness and purity of the water.

WHAT IS FAKE SNOW MADE OF? IS IT SAFE?


SnoWonder is a patented, safe and non-toxic super- absorbent polymer developed specifically to imitate the properties of snow. In Japan it is used for indoor sports (at very cold temperatures). It can be used around children and pets, though mixing should alway supervised by an adult. No harm will come if eaten but it is not real snow and should not be eaten. Also, like real snow it is slippery, so do not walk on it.