With the holidays approaching, there are several inexpensive suggestions for decorations that are easy and fun for children of all ages. All you need is Epsom salt, and you can create luminaries and greeting cards, frost your windows or make snowballs.
Here is one kid-friendly projects, in particular, that we’d recommend:
Snowballs – You can hang them as ornaments or place them in a basket or vase for a winter-themed centerpiece.
Materials: Styrofoam balls, acrylic paint, Mod Podge®, Epsom salt, toothpicks, paper plates, wire hooks (optional)
- Insert a toothpick as a handle into a Styrofoam ball. Paint the ball with the color of your choice. Remove toothpick and let dry on a paper plate.
- Sprinkle salt on a clean paper plate. Insert another toothpick into the Styrofoam ball and coat with Mod Podge®. Roll the wet ball in the Epsom salt. Let dry.
- If desired, put snowballs on wire hooks and hang them. They will also look lovely in a basket, a vase, or a winter themed centerpiece.
Epsom salt can help you celebrate the holidays and have fun. Enjoy the experience, and when you have a finished product, please share your pictures on our Facebook page, www.facebook.com/epsomsalt.