I bought this on the 1st of December, thinking I could make a wonderful, fun snow scene. Well. I was WRONG. It was great at first, making the snow "magically" appear from the little tin. Don't get me wrong, there was a lot in there and you only need a small pinch. Anyway, I made my snow scene, even buying mini characters, until a few days later, when I walked past the dish, and saw a couple of white grains left. Where did it go? It dissolved after 2 days. Not great if your planning it to stick around until christmas.