Make Your Own Glitter

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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

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

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

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

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    16 Discussions

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    tipulimperfect
    tipulimperfect

    4 years ago

    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

    www.youtube/watch?v=O99fDevsYsc

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    kpurse
    kpurse

    Reply 1 year ago

    ooopppsss….not found

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    ashleyjlong
    ashleyjlong

    5 years ago on Introduction

    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.

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    Montycraft
    Montycraft

    Reply 4 years ago

    yeah... I didn't think about that

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    Montycraft
    Montycraft

    4 years ago

    NICE!!!

    I will make it for sure!

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    Maddiml
    Maddiml

    4 years ago

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

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    Bizzy8
    Bizzy8

    4 years ago

    this is soooooooo easy plz make more recipes like this

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    clipart
    clipart

    4 years ago

    awesome with a capital A

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    LiveCrafts
    LiveCrafts

    5 years ago on Introduction

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

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    hlng0402
    hlng0402

    Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

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

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    Mr AbAk
    Mr AbAk

    5 years ago

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