Glitter is fun to craft with but did you know that you can make your own?! You probably have the ingredients in your pantry right now so go make some.

What you’ll need:

  • Epsom salt (or plain white sugar or salt can be used)
  • Liquid food colouring
  • Zip lock bags


  1. Place 2 tablespoons of salt into a zip lock bag – do as many bags as you would like colours.
  2. Put 10-15 drops of food colouring in each bag and shake until colour has mixed evenly.
  3. Open the bag and leave somewhere warm to dry out overnight.
  4. Use your glitter to decorate your craft work. If you have used sugar, this glitter can even be used to decorate your baking!

This glitter is a lot less messy than the bought stuff that sticks to everything in the house and never comes off, I  love it.

What’s your kids favourite craft material?

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  • awesome….. I love the sugar idea for baking


  • Oh yeah, fun, easy to make and environmentally friendly. Clever creation here


  • Great, thanks and kids seem to love anything that glitters/sparkles.


  • Very cool and so easy to make!


  • This is fantastic. It is so easy to make and so cheap too.


  • OMG this is so easy. I absolutely love it. Thanks so much for sharing.


  • Love the idea of using up the coloured Epsom salts in the bath – two problems solved in one.


  • If you use Epsom salts, then you can make a coloured bath with the finished glitter. Bonus!


  • What a great idea. My daughter loves glitter but I don’t as I find it everywhere in the house.


  • What a cool idea. thanks!


  • Clever idea !


  • I used to make this for my kids, now I make it for my grand daughter. It’s really a quick nifty idea :)


  • yes great craft idea. the kids will enjoy making things all colourful. thanks for sharing this fantastic idea


  • glitter makes everything better!


  • I love this coloured salt/glitter. My nephew, a lot of years ago, had filled a little bottle with them. It was quite precious!


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