Homemade Glitter Recipe

September 27, 2016
We love making our own craft supplies.
The process is fun, and kids feel such a sense of pride when creating with materials they made themselves.  Besides that, homemade supplies are usually much cheaper.  Here is an easy and frugal way to make your own glitter at home.
Homemade Glitter Recipe- fun to make and kids feel such a sense of of pride when using craft materials they made themselves!

My girls love glitter and use it almost daily.  I can not tell you how excited they were to get to make their own!

Homemade Glitter Materials 
  • Add the desired amount of salt to a bag, one bag for each color of glitter you wish to make.  We used Epsom salt, as it has a natural sparkle to it, but any salt will work.  Add several drops of food coloring or washable watercolors to each bag.
Homemade glitter recipe
  • Seal  the bag and have kids mix the coloring into the salt.  Rosie and Jewel had lots of fun squishing the bags to saturate the crystals in color
homemade glitter recipe
  • Once the salt is fully saturated in color open the bags and leave the salt to dry in the bags
homemade glitter recipe
  • Drying will take anywhere from a few hours to one day depending on how much glitter you are making. Once dry give the glitter to kids in bowls, salt shakers, or saved empty glitter shakers, and the fun and creating can begin!
homemade glitter recipe

Homemade glitter recipe

A Few Tips:  Just as with regular glitter, homemade glitter sticks to projects best when they are wet.  You can buy food coloring, zip seal bags,  and Epsom salt at the dollar store or Walmart.  Another fun way to use this homemade glitter is to make fun designs on paper with glue and then cover them in the colorful glitter.

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Crystal Underwood is the writer and creator of Growing A Jeweled Rose. She has worked extensively with children and strongly believes in the importance of play at the core of early learning. She is passionate about the early years and believes that childhood should be a truly magical time in life. For all the best kids activities connect with Growing a Jeweled Rose below!