Frequently Asked Questions

What is Snow To Go insta-snow powder? Is it really safe?

Snow To Go insta snow powder is a synthetic polymer… It’s the only non toxic faux snow on the market today that erupts into snow instantly when water is added. Similar super-absorbent polymers have been used in the past to absorb moisture in commercial products… however these products do not have the incredible expanding property of Snow To Go! You may know that snow polymer is so realistic that it is now being used in indoor snow boarding parks throughout the world.
Insta-Snow powder is safe to use around children and pets. Adult supervision is always recommended when using this product. even though the product is tested to be non-toxic (it’s 99% water), keep Insta-Snow away from the eyes and mouth. If ingested, be sure to flush with water. Contact a physician in the event of accidental misuse or concern.  Children under 4 should not be in contact with polymer snow because it is a chocking hazard for this age range.  Insta-Snow is very slippery when wet. Keep snow off of all walking surfaces, and clean up any spill immediately.  Do not use it on fine finished wood use a water repellent surface on these surfaces, as water does evaporate from the polymer and therefore can harm wood finishes.

Is Snow To Go safe to us outside?

Yes! Snow To Go looks so real that it is being used by special effects artists in movies to snow 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. Remember, Snow To Go is very slippery when wet.  Use special care to keep the snow away from walking areas.

Can Snow To Go be thrown away in the trash?

Snow To Go is very easy to clean up and can be disposed of in the trash. With moderate amounts of snow, just brush the surface clean or use a vacuum to pick up the snow. With larger amounts of snow making eventually the hydrated snow will turn back into a dry powder and can be easily swept or vacuumed, or you can increase the saturation of water and add table salt to wash it away.  You can even recyle snow into clear vases for a great effect with woody stemmed or artificial florals.  The evaporation of the snow will keep cut flowers such as roses hydrated.  Insta-Snow powder is a non-hazardous, non-toxic, environmentally safe polymer.

Can Snow To Go be colored?

Yes! Just add a few drops of food coloring to the water before mixing it with the Snow To Go powder.  You can make orange snow for Halloween, red snow for Valentines Day, green snow for St Patricks Day, or red, white and blue, snow on the 4th of July. 

Does instant Snow To Go have to be on a special surface?

Instant Snow To Go can be used on almost any surface except untreated wood or fine wood finishes. Keep the snow off of any surface that might be damaged by water. Surfaces that are ideal include tile, plastic and glass. insta-snow will not stain color fast fabric and will absorb color if the fabric is not color fast, normal care should be taken when applying this water-based material.

Will the snow ever turn back into water?

No, the fake snow will not melt since it is not really ice. However, water can be released from this super-absorbent polymer by adding salt. The addition of the salt destroys the water absorbing properties of insta-snow forever.

Why does the snow feel cold to the touch?

Since the Snow To Go is almost entirely made up of water, and the water is bound to evaporate. The process of evaporation produces a constant cooling effect. That’s why it’s so much fun to touch!

How long does the hydrated snow last?

The snow will start to dehydrate after a few days due to evaporation. Just spray the top of the snow with water and fluff the snow with your fingers to give it a fresh, fluffy look. You can also mix drying Insta-Snow with a wet mix of Insta-Snow and fluff the mix, or you can let the snow completely dry out to use it again. In cool dry storage the dry form of insta-snow powder will last forever! 

What are the best mixing proportions?

Snow To Go powder will expand to 100x its size or more.  The amount of artificial snow which Snow To Go powder is able to yield is dependent on temperature of the water being used, the amount of snow made at one mixing, and the climate where you are making your snow.  Don’t use hot water.  Very cold water tends to make snow more slowly, water which is a bit warmer than room temperature tends to yield the most snow.  If you make snow in small amounts… approximately 2 grams of powder to 2 ounces of water, we expect that you will get the best yield.  If you are making a large quantity of snow, we recommend that you make it 8 grams to 8 ounces of water.  You will likely be able to make more snow in a dry climate, and less snow in a humid climate, however, your snow will need to be re-hydrated more often in a dry climate and less often in a humid climate.

How much Instant Snow can I make?

One Bucket of Instant Snow To Go powder will cover an area 1′ by 5′ and 1 inch deep.  That’s 5 square feet.  We estimate this volume of insta snow is almost 3 Gallons of artificial snow.
One Poly Bag
of Instant Snow To Go powder will cover an area 1′ by 2′ and 1 inch deep.  That’s 2 square feet.  We estimate this volume of insta snow powder is almost a Gallon of artificial snow.
One Tube of Instant Snow To Go powder will cover an area of about one square foot.  We estimate that this volume of insta snow powder makes almost a Quart of artificial snow.
One Pound Bag of Snow To Go powder will cover areas 1 inch deep of 1′ by 20′, or 2′ by 10′, or 4′ by 5′.  Our One Pound Bag will cover an area over 20 square feet.  We estimate that this volume of insta snow powder can make between 8 to 12 Gallons of artificial snow.