※ Mix a TEST BATCH by adding 2 cups of water to 1/8 measuring cup of fake snow mix. A standard yield is 1 quart of snow. If your yield is much less, it is likely due to water quality. Substitute better quality water (soft water or bottled water). ※ Once you determine the best ratio you can mix larger batches, but for even mixing, we recommend no more than 5 or 10 gallons at a time.
※ Standard bulk mix is 1 gallon of water poured on 1 cup of instant snow mix. Put dry powder in CLEAN container and add water vigorously. This should yield approximately 2 gallons of snow. Yield will be less with hard or low quality water. ※ Snow does NOT like direct sunlight or rain. If you must use it in the sun, test it in advance to see how long it will last. If you add fresh snow hourly it will last longer. Kids playing in the snow will shade and protect it, but when not in use, cover snow with dark plastic. Thick snow will turn to gray slush after too much strong sun. Very thinly scattered snow (like a snow flurry) will just evaporate in 12-24 hours and may not need to be picked up. If small amounts spill on grass pick up or rake very thin. Buy Insta snow & fake snow here!
※ You can use snow indoors or in a shaded outdoor play area (kid’s pool, water table, sandbox, grass with tarp underneath).
※ For snowballs put the mixed snow in a freezer for about 45 minutes.
※ If snow starts looking dry, refresh it with a spray of water. To keep it feeling cold, use ice water. You can also sprinkle it with ice chips to keep it cool.
※ Clean up by removing snow and reusing (see below) or mixing into garden soil, where it will help retain soil moisture. Pick up with broom or vacuum and dispose of as waste. DO NOT put in sink or drain as it may clog, and do not try to water it away as it will turn to slush. Slush can be broken down with ordinary salt.
※ Reuse by letting guests take a bag of snow home. Or, spread very thin on plastic (indoors) and let it dry out for reuse at a later date. You can also store wet snow in bags for a limited time.