Frequently Asked Questions
Everything you want to know about the Magic of Snow in Seconds
How does Snow in Seconds™ work?
The secret to Snow in Seconds™ is a synthetic polymer with super-absorbent properties. Each grain of powder instantly absorbs 100 times its size in water, making realistic fluffy fake snow without the mess.
Does the snow melt?
Snow in Seconds does not melt, but it will begin to shrink after a few days in a dry environment due to water evaporation. Simply add more water to re-fluff the snow!
How do you dispose of the snow?
Snow in Seconds is non-toxic. After use, please dispose of the snow in the trash. For convenience, you can allow it to dry and shrink before discarding. Note that the snow does not dissolve or disappear on its own.
Can I use the snow outside?
You can use Snow in Seconds outdoors, but be aware that it absorbs moisture from the air and ground. In damp environments, the snow may expand and become slushy, although it usually remains stable for several hours. In dry climates, it will slowly shrink; spraying water can fluff it back up.
For easier cleanup, we recommend laying down a cloth tarp to prevent slipping and facilitate faster cleanup. If used on grass, a wet-vac may be needed for removal.
Can I make a snow ball?
While Snow in Seconds doesn't naturally form into a ball, semi-freezing it can provide some molding possibilities.
General Mixing Instructions
Add 1/4 cup of water for each 1 teaspoon of Snow in Seconds™ powder. The secret is Snow in Seconds™ super-absorbing tiny sponge like properties. To reuse let snow dry completely and store in an airtight container.
How do you mix bulk snow?
Add a cup or more of Snow in Seconds™ powder to a large container. Then pour in water, mixing until the snow stops growing, or until you get a consistency you like. Using the maximum amount of water will yield the most realistic snow. Snow in Seconds™ powder will absorb a lot of water, keep adding and mixing until it no longer puffs up when new water is added. Over time the snow will shrink as the water evaporates out, you can mix more water in to puff it back up.
How Much Do I need?
A little bit goes a long way. Snow in Seconds™ powder expands 100 times its original size when water is added. Remember, when the powder is mixed in small increments it is better able to reach its full expansion. The amount of fake snow in each package is measured by the gallons it will produce.
To better help you decide how many gallons of Snow in Seconds™ you need, use the equation; Width x Length x Desired Depth= Volume/.134 (Cubic Feet in a Gallon). This equals the amount of gallons you will need to cover your intended area. Feel free to contact us for a custom quote.
How Long Does the Snow Last?
After several days your Snow in Seconds™ will start to dehydrate and eventually return to its original form. Snow in Seconds™ will dehydrate based on the amount of humidity that is in the environment. Snow in Seconds™ evaporates faster in a dry climate than in high levels of humidity. You can keep your Snow in Seconds™ displayed and looking fresh for as long as you wish by lightly spritzing it with water every couple days.
How do you clean up the snow?
Snow in Seconds™ is easy to clean. Sweep or vacuum the snow from any surface. Do not wash your snow down the sink, it will slow your drain. Do not use Snow in Seconds™ on untreated wood or it may absorb water from the snow. The mixture is slippery so be sure to use caution on any walking surface. If you are looking for a quick fix, table salt easily breaks down and dehydrates the mixture in just seconds.
Is Snow in Seconds™ reusable?
Yes, when you are finished with your Snow in Seconds™ package the dry powder into your resealable bag and save it for later. Be sure that the water has completely evaporated out of your Snow in Seconds™ powder before storing.
Does it stay cold?
Yes, the process of evaporation constantly cools the snow. At first your Snow in Seconds™ will maintain the temperature of water that is used in the mixture. The colder the water, the cooler your Snow in Seconds™ will be.
Is the snow Non-Toxic?
Snow in Seconds™ is non-toxic, safe for kids and animals. It is also safe to use outside without damaging plants or grass. Snow in Seconds is not biodegradable, so please trash the snow after use.
All orders are shipped immediately. If your order is placed before 3PM CST M-F it will ship the same day, otherwise first thing the following morning. Standard shipping takes 4-6 days. Expedited Shipping 2-3 days, (most cities are 2 days) and overnight shipping is also available during checkout. If you have concerns about getting your Snow in Seconds in time for an event, please email us before placing an order.
Our policy lasts 30 days. If 30 days have gone by since your purchase, unfortunately we can’t offer you a refund or exchange.
To be eligible for a return, your item must be unused and in the same condition that you received it. It must also be in the original packaging.
To complete your return, we require an RMA number be obtained by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Wholesale orders are final unless otherwise negotiated, no returns. Report damage or defects within 24hrs of receipt.
Refunds (if applicable)
Once your return is received and inspected, we will send you an email to notify you that we have received your returned item. We will also notify you of the approval or rejection of your refund.
If you are approved, then your refund will be processed, and a credit will automatically be applied to your credit card or original method of payment, within a certain amount of days.
Late or missing refunds (if applicable)
If you haven’t received a refund yet, first check your bank account again.
Then contact your credit card company, it may take some time before your refund is officially posted.
Next contact your bank. There is often some processing time before a refund is posted.
If you’ve done all of this and you still have not received your refund yet, please contact us at email@example.com.
Exchanges (if applicable)
We only replace items if they are defective or damaged. If you need to exchange it for the same item, send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You will be responsible for paying for your own shipping costs for returning your item. Shipping costs are non-refundable. If you receive a refund, the cost of return shipping will be deducted from your refund.
Depending on where you live, the time it may take for your exchanged product to reach you, may vary.
If you are shipping an item over $75, you should consider using a trackable shipping service or purchasing shipping insurance. We don’t guarantee that we will receive your returned item.