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Steve Spangler's Original Insta-Snow®

Insta-Snow® is the first and original instant snow polymer that actually erupts. No stirring required. Just add water and watch it erupt into snow in seconds. Insta-Snow has been featured on the Ellen DeGeneres Show, The Tonight Show, Regis Live, The Today Show, ABC's Good Morning America, The CBS Morning Show and others on a monthly basis.

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Insta-Snow Jar

Insta-Snow® Jar
Makes 2 Gallons

Includes Instant Snow
powder, measuring scoop
and activity guide.

Only $9.95

 

Make Instant Snow in Seconds!

Insta-Snow is the original instant snow powder that turns ordinary water into a white fluffy substance that looks like real snow in seconds! You won't believe your eyes. Just add water to the mysterious white powder and in seconds the transformation begins.

Insta-Snow Coverage Area

How Does Insta-Snow Work?

It's a safe, non-hazardous material that acts like microscopic sponges to create an amazing, erupting experience. Don't be fooled by imitations! Steve Spangler's Insta-Snow is the only snow powder that actually erupts. No stirring - no mixing - no messing around. Just add water and wait for the ooohs and ahhhs!

Insta-Snow Makes 4 Gallons

Insta-Snow® 1/2 Pound
Makes 4 Gallons

Includes Instant Snow
powder, measuring scoop
and activity guide.

Only $14.95

Insta-Snow Makes 4 Gallons

Insta-Snow® 1 Pound
Makes 8 Gallons

Includes Instant Snow
powder, measuring scoop
and activity guide.

Only $24.95

Insta-Snow Makes 2 Quarts

Insta-Snow® 40 Gram
Makes 2 Quarts

Includes Instant Snow
powder, measuring scoop
and activity guide.

Only $4.95

Insta-Snow Videos

From the Ellen DeGeneres Show to the hands of teachers nation-wide, Insta-Snow can be found all over the place. Watch these videos to see the amazing, Original Insta-Snow in action.

  

  

Insta-Snow Jar

Insta-Snow® Jar
Makes 2 Gallons

Includes Instant Snow
powder, measuring scoop
and activity guide.

Only $9.95

  Kids playing with Insta-Snow

Fake Snow Activities

Create an Instant Winter Wonderland

Insta-Snow® transforms your holiday decorations into a winter wonderland in just seconds.

  • Create a real holiday feeling, wherever you live or work!
  • Give Santa an authentic North Pole home.
  • Spruce up the tree with soft sprinkles of Insta-Snow®. It looks real!
  • Use Insta-Snow® to enhance display windows and event decorations.
  • Surprise your warm-weather friends with a yard full of "snow."
  • Use Insta-Snow® as a base for your candle displays, it is non-flammable and projects a gentle glow from the candle-light.
  • When the holiday's over, dry out your Insta-Snow® and pack it up for use next year!

Party Time!

Annual holiday gatherings, office parties... even hot summer days provide excellent opportunities to sprinkle some Insta- Snow®!

  • Fill a kiddie pool with Insta-Snow® and stage a playful snow splash!
  • Spread some holiday cheer at your next Christmas in July party with an Insta-Snow® theme.
  • Hand out packets of Insta-Snow® as a fun party favor.

Capture the Moment

  • Professional photographers use Insta-Snow® all the time for the most authentic looking "snow" on the planet!
  • Create realistic snow scenes for catalogs and project shots.
  • Insta-Snow® is safe for use with all your models - adults, children... even animals.
  • Insta-Snow® provides a practical, inexpensive, realistic winter look for movie sets.
  • When you're finished, don't forget that you can dry your snow out and use it for the next shoot.

Year-Round Decorations

Whether you love trains, dolls or flowers, Insta-Snow® provides and unique and realistic addition to your displays.

  • Insta-Snow® creates realistic miniature scenes for dioramas, doll houses and train sets.
  • Create spring flower arrangements and Christmas wreaths. Insta- Snow® retains moisture and helps keep your arrangements beautiful longer!

Create a Science Fair or Class Project

In classrooms everywhere, Insta-Snow® provides perfect experiments for Science Fair or class projects.

  • Use Insta-Snow® to introduce the Winter Olympics or ski season, and discuss how snow is often man-made at Olympic and resort venues.
  • Discuss the use of superabsorbent polymers, like Insta-Snow ® in oil spill disasters and in baby diapers!
  • Demonstrate how Insta-Snow® absorbs lots of water. Discuss the use of polymers to minimize drought conditions.

Make More Fun Than You Can Imagine

Insta-Snow® creates surprise and enjoyment at any event. From movie blizzards to buckets of white fluff in the heat of summer, the possibilities are endless! All you need is a little creativity and a good reason for the snow to fall!

Insta-Snow Makes 4 Gallons

Insta-Snow® 1/2 Pound
Makes 4 Gallons

Includes Instant Snow
powder, measuring scoop
and activity guide.

Only $14.95

Insta-Snow Makes 4 Gallons

Insta-Snow® 1 Pound
Makes 8 Gallons

Includes Instant Snow
powder, measuring scoop
and activity guide.

Only $24.95

Insta-Snow Makes 2 Quarts

Insta-Snow® 40 Gram
Makes 2 Quarts

Includes Instant Snow
powder, measuring scoop
and activity guide.

Only $4.95

Insta-Snow Classroom Kit
Try Our Insta-Snow Classroom Kit
Supplies for 24 Students

Includes 24 individual tubes of Insta-Snow powder, 12 mixing cups, 12 petri dishes, 24 zipper-lock bags to store the snow, teacher demo supplies and activity guide.

Only $39.95

Insta-Snow FAQs

What are the best mixing proportions?

  • Mix 1 teaspoon of Insta-Snow powder with 2 ounces of room temperature water produces the best quality snow.
  • We recommended making your snow in smaller quantities to get the best batches. Insta-Snow® powder expands 100 times its original volume. Just a small amount of powder is needed to make an impressive quantity of snow.

How long does the hydrated snow last?

Your Insta-Snow® will start to dehydrate after a few days due to evaporation. To keep it looking fresh and fluffy Just spray the top of the snow with water and fluff it with your fingers. You can also let the snow completely dry out to use it again. Just spread it in a thin layer and leave it uncovered for 7-10 days (depending on the humidity in your area). The dry form of Insta-Snow® powder will last forever!

Why does the snow feel cold to the touch?

Since Insta-Snow® is almost entirely made up of water, the water is bound to evaporate... this process of evaporation produces a constant cooling effect. That's why it's so much fun to touch!

Does Insta-Snow® Melt?

Insta-Snow® will not melt since it is not really frozen water. However, the water can be released from the superabsorbent polymer by adding salt to break apart the polymer chain. The addition of salt destroys the water absorbing properties of Insta-Snow® forever.

Does Insta-Snow® have to be on a special surface?

No, Insta-Snow® can be used on almost any surface except untreated wood. You might want to perform a surface test with a small batch of snow before covering the entire area, just to be sure. Surfaces that are ideal include tile, plastic and glass. Insta-Snow® will not stain fabric, but normal care should be taken when applying this water-based material.

Can Insta-Snow® be colored?

Yes! Just add a few drops of food coloring to the water before mixing it with the Insta-Snow® powder to get colorful, confetti-like snow!

Can Insta-Snow® be thrown away in the trash?

Insta-Snow® is easy to clean up and can be disposed of in the trash. Just brush the surface clean or use a vacuum to pick up the snow, while it is hydrated or dry. Do not dispose of wet or dry Insta-Snow® down the drain, as it will soak up lots of water and potentially clog your pipes. Insta-Snow® powder is a non-hazardous, non-toxic, environmentally safe polymer.

Is Insta-Snow® safe to use outside?

Yes! Insta-Snow looks so real that it is used by special effects artists in movies for outdoor scenes without damaging the plants and grass. Sprinkle the hydrated snow on evergreen trees to produce a realistic snow effect. In fact, the water absorbing properties of the snow are actually beneficial to the plants. Insta-Snow® can be very slippery when wet. Use special care to keep the snow off of any walking surface.

Is there more than one Insta-Snow ® on the market?

There is only one Insta-Snow® as indicated by that "circle R" thing. The name Insta-Snow® is a federally registered trademark of Steve Spangler Inc. (Federal Trademark Registration #2928946). But that hasn't stopped the knock-off companies from branding their own versions of a snow polymer. Our favorite knock-offs are the companies who believe that Insta-Snow is the same superabsorbent polymer found in a baby's diaper. If this were true, every time the baby went potty, the diaper would erupt to an enormous size and explode! Might be a great way to potty train the kid, but it's not the same as Insta-Snow® polymer. Insta-Snow® is the only polymer that instantly ERUPTS when it comes in contact with water. The knock-off "snow" companies tell their customers to "...add water and stir the mixture for 20-30 seconds to make snow." All you have after 30 seconds is a tired hand and a cup of baby diaper goo.