Well, maybe not like the one's I used to know since I grew up in San Diego. But I do like the thought of fluffy white flakes and frosty windows on Christmas morning. It does get cold here in Georgia, but I've yet to see it snow on cue...Fortunately, it's easy to replicate the look of snowy windows without having to move to the north pole or use lots of nasty aerosolized chemicals.
Making the frosted windows is also a great lesson in super solutions and crystallization.
To make this you will need:
1 1/2 Cups water
1 Cup Epsom Salt
3 Tablespoons Liquid dish soap
Bring the water to a rolling boil in a sauce pan. Slowly add the epsom salt (about 1/3 cup at a time) stirring until dissolved. When all of the salt has been dissolved, add in the liquid dish soap. Remove from heat and allow the solution to cool.
To apply, start with a clean window (sorry) and use a terry cloth rag or paint brush to apply to windows. Now, here is where you can get creative. Apply to just around the edges, using a sweeping motion in the corner, or stipple it all over.
To create big crystals, apply the solution thickly and let dry.
To create smaller crystals, apply several coats of a thinner solution. Before each layer is completely dry, take a crumpled tissue dipped in water and stipple over the surface again.
When the season is over, just hose off the window and dry the normal way. Easy Peasy!