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Material Properties and Purposes Activity for Kids

Instant Snow DIY

  • Duration: 20 min
  • Difficulty: Medium
  • Cost: $0 to $5

Use material found in diapers to make movie snow!

Material List

  • 2Baby diapers
  • 1Plastic cup
  • 1Ziploc bag
  • 1Pair of scissors
  • 1Cup of water


  • 1With the help of an adult, cut open two baby diapers.
  • 2Pull out the fluffy material inside and put it in a Ziploc bag.
  • 3Seal the bag and shake it for 30 seconds.
  • 4With the help of an adult, cut one small corner of the bag to get the powder out.
  • 5Put the powder into an empty plastic cup.
  • 6Pour warm water into the cup about halfway.
  • 7Wait one minute and then observe what is in the cup.

How It Works

The powder inside a diaper is made of a super absorbent material. When you mixed water with the powder, it absorbed it like a sponge. Because of this useful property, this material is used in babies’ diapers to help clean up a baby’s mess.

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