How to Make Salt Glitter

Found this on Wikihow. Love that site….

Working on a project that could use a little pizazz but don’t want to make another run to the crafts store? You can make your own sparkling glitter using salt!

Add a few drops of food colouring to the salt. In this example, two tablespoons of salt and one quarter of a teaspoon coloring were used.

Mix the colouring into the salt until it is uniformly colored & Spread out the mixture on a cookie sheet.

Preheat the oven at 350ºF (176ºC).
Place the cookie sheet into the preheated oven.
Cook it for about 10 minutes.
Let the mixture cool.

Break up any clumps that may have formed by pressing them with your hand or a spoon, and there’s your homemade glitter!

Store any unused glitter in a salt shaker. It is still safe to eat, provided the food coloring was safe to eat.
Baking removes moisture from the glitter that was introduced by the food colouring. Alternatively, you can put the mixture in the microwave for one to two minutes or let it air dry.
If you don’t have any food colouring handy, you can substitute watercolour paint. Obviously, this makes the salt inedible afterwards.

For a fun prank, make black salt and watch your guests be confused by two “peppers.”


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