06 August 2012

All That Glitters is not Really Glitter!

Glitter is fun to use. It adds sparkle and shine, and wonderful colour to lots of different craft projects. Kids love to use it on posters and cards and on dough crafts. Mums love to sprinkle it under the Christmas tree or on a bedside table as fairy glitter and watch little faces light up with wonder and delight when they see it.

The problem is glitter is expensive. And it gets absolutely everywhere. Well not this homemade glitter. It's so cheap it's ridiculous, is really easy to clean up, safe for kids to use and can be made whenever you need it because it only takes about 15 minutes to prepare.

To MOO glitter you will need:
  • Table salt or sea salt, depending on whether you want fine or chunky glitter
  • Food colouring
  • Small bowl
  • Fork
  • Biscuit tray
  • Baking paper
  • Air tight jar
Turn the oven on to heat to 180 degrees Celsius. Put your salt in small dish and add 1 drop of food colour. Stir with a fork to mix the colour through. Add another drop if you want darker colour. Make sure you mix it really, really well so the colour is evenly spread through the salt.

Line a biscuit tray with baking paper. Spread the salt on the tray. Bake for 10 minutes. Let the glitter cool on the tray. Store it in an airtight jar, and use it just as you would regular glitter.


  1. Wow, that works, will give some to the littlie to try tomorrow. Any suggestions on cheap shakers?

  2. Sure it works :)

    I use salt shakers, I seem to have plenty of them around the house. They come with picnic sets and so on, but they are also only a few cents each at op shops. The holes are just the right size too.


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