Whether you grew up in a colder climate, or spent Christmas holidays in Tahoe or Vermont as a kid, you know there’s something magical about looking out the window in the early dawn and seeing a layer of pristine white snow blanketing everything in sight.


Regardless of where you live today, you can create your own Winter Wonderland for your kids with the help of a cool (pun intended) Silicon Valley based company called Sno-Wonder.

Sno-Wonder is the exclusive US agent for the Japanese Snowboard Parks (Snova) who were the first to develop and patent instant fake snow. SnoWonder is realistic-looking artificial snow that is used for professional photo shoots, parties and displays (think Rachel Ray, Extreme Makeover, and many celeb events).

Increasingly, it is also being used for holidays, hobbies, and all kinds of family-friendly fun (check out this amazing snow-themed birthday party or preschool “snow day“).
What’s Sno-Wonder made of? A safe and non-toxic polymer developed specifically to imitate most of the properties of snow. It will not melt or blow away, and with a little care it can be used on almost any surface, indoors or outdoors.

Can you make a snowman or have a snowball fight with Snow-Wonder? If you put the snow in the freezer for 40 minutes, it will take on a much more moldable consistency, good for snowballs or small snowmen.

You can buy  “mini-packets” that make about 1 quart of snow for $2 each (sold in packs of 24), or cover a 10 by 10 foot playroom (100 square feet) with snow one inch deep for about $100. It may sound pricey, but the good news is, the snow, particularly indoors, can last for up to 4 months without damaging floors.

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And may all your Christmases be white.

Online: sno-wonder.com 

Photo credit: Gwynn Wasson Designs