Fun Things to Do With Snow (Video)
We certainly have plenty of the white stuff right now! What do we do with it? Well, I went to a few of the experts to find suggestions on fun things to do with snow. Like...make ice cream!
Paula Deen has a great snow ice cream recipe and it's really easy! You'll need 8 cups of clean snow (or shaved ice) with a 14 ounce can of sweetened, condensed milk and a teaspoon of vanilla extract. Put the snow or shaved ice in a bowl and pour the condensed milk over it. Add the vanilla, stir it up, and then serve it immediately! Yummy! When I was a kid we used to do this, only we used my grandfather's fresh maple syrup instead of vanilla.
Paint it! Combine tap water with some food coloring in a clean spray bottle. Put at least 10 drops of coloring for each bottle. Then go outside and go crazy! Paint hearts for Valentine's Day or color the mounds of snow a different color than the flatter sections. It's like writing on sidewalks with chalk...only the winter version! And don't forget to take pictures so you can laugh about it long after the snow is gone.
Play in it! Sledding, cross-country skiing, or snowmobiling are obvious snow activities. Build a snowman, make a snow fort, or have a snowball fight. You don't have to be a kid to do those last three! And then, maybe have a bonfire to top off the evening! (but keep the fire away from the snowmen!)
Now, if you're feeling really creative, you might try your hand at a snow sculpture. Check out these amazing examples!