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Homemade Non-Toxic Glitter

Homemade Non-Toxic Glitter

Homemade Non-Toxic Glitter

Glitter is clearly one of my most favorite things on the planet. Thanks to Planet Pals (where I found the recipe)  you can now make your own homemade non-toxic glitter! I am over the moon type excited to try this out! This is the best thing to ever happen since glitter was actually invented I think! If you have tried this let me know how it worked out for you, I’d love to hear about/see the results. You can also use this glitter for food because is it only food coloring and salt or sugar! You can get tons of uses out of it.

Supplies:

Baking Pan
Tin Foil
1/4 cup of salt (or granulated sugar)
1/2 teaspoon of LIQUID food coloring

Directions:

1.Preheat an oven to 350 degrees oven for 10 mins
2. You can use 1/2 cup coarse salt (non iodized) or 1/2 cup granulated sugar and add 2 -10 drops food coloring, adjust for desired color. You can mix colors also to get fun new colors!
3. Spread the mixture out in an even layer on a foil-lined baking sheet.
4. Bake in the oven for 10 minutes.
5. Allow your homemade glitter to cool before using it.

NOTE:
Paste food coloring can result in smoking. You may also store it in an air tight container for several months. This stays drier and stores wonderfully as is but even better if you spread colored salt/sugar in a thin layer to air dry for about an hour or microwave in 30 second intervals, stir and repeat for about 1-2 minutes or until moisture is evaporated. You can also add a few grains of rice to absorb any moisture.

Planet Pals Recycling Kit

Planet Pals Recycling Kit

I absolutely heart Planet Pals! Their designs are so colorful and fun and they are on a mission to educate us about the importance of being green! I was browsing through their website the other day and noticed they offer recycling kits for free! One kit teaches about water and energy conservation, another explains separating recyclables, a third displays all the items one is capable of recycling and the last explains how pesticides and other chemicals are harmful our environemnt. All four can be printed and hung up around the house. This could be an excellent project for a class or even just handouts for children to bring home! Maybe you could even design your own kits to hit on points not covered in these kits. This is just one simple way to make being greener more fun and create awareness. The Planet Pals site even has a section for teachers and parents to carry on the green tradition! It is worth looking into, you can never be too green!