Introduction: Make Your Own Glitter

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Ever wanted to make your own glitter? Ever wondered how glitter is made?

We love making our own art and 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.

Step 1: What Do You Need?

You need-

1) Epsom salt or another preferred salt variety

2) Food coloring or liquid watercolors

3) Zip seal bags

Step 2: Coloring the Salt

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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. Mix several drops of food coloring or washable watercolors into each bag.

Seal the bag and mix the coloring into the salt.

Step 3: Drying the Mixture

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Once the salt is fully saturated open the bags and leave the salt to dry in the bags. Leave it for a day. You'll be excited after seeing your home-made glitter!

Step 4: Final Touches

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Now, add the glitter into some cans or containers! Congrats! You've made your own glitter!


awesome sauce35 (author)2016-11-23


tipulimperfect (author)2015-12-22

thank you .It looks nice but it's actually salt glitter..I searched everywhere and i found salt glitter and i wanted something more shiny and i decided to make my own.And you recycle things also ..I made a video .tell me what do you think

ashleyjlong (author)2015-04-27

Cute idea and very kid safe! Can this be used in all crafts though? I'm wondering if the moisture of a glue might leech the color back out of the salt.

Montycraft (author)ashleyjlong2015-12-13

yeah... I didn't think about that

Montycraft (author)2015-12-13


I will make it for sure!

Maddiml (author)2015-12-13

MUCH BETTER THAT haventmadeabombyet's version involving putting a cd in a blender!!!! THX A TON!!!

Bizzy8 (author)2015-11-30

this is soooooooo easy plz make more recipes like this

clipart (author)2015-11-27

awesome with a capital A

Rainbowglitz (author)2015-05-06

Awesome!! Voted!

princess riyana (author)2015-05-03

hurray i my art.....

Meganandjack (author)2015-05-03

can you use this in food?

LiveCrafts (author)2015-04-27

Cool Idea, but I think that this is more llike salt crystals. Am I wrong, though?

hlng0402 (author)LiveCrafts2015-05-01

I was thinking the same thing. I'm not really sure about this; but what if the salt dissolves in glue? Would that happen?

Animallover88539 (author)2015-04-29

this looks cool

Mr AbAk (author)2015-04-27

Nice Idea and can be used for grain texture...

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