Iced candle holders. Epsom salt crystals inside and frosted glass paint on the outside.

Iced candle holders. Epsom salt crystals inside and frosted glass paint on the outside.

This project uses hot tap water, not boiling water, so it's safer for young crystal growers. Place the crystal solution in the refrigerator and get sparkly needle-like crystals within a few minutes to a few hours. It's that easy!        1/2 cup Epsom salt      1/2 cup hot tap water      food coloring (optional)  instructions here:  http://chemistry.about.com/od/crystalrecipes/ht/cupofcrystals.htm

This project uses hot tap water, not boiling water, so it's safer for young crystal growers. Place the crystal solution in the refrigerator and get sparkly needle-like crystals within a few minutes to a few hours. It's that easy! 1/2 cup Epsom salt 1/2 cup hot tap water food coloring (optional) instructions here: http://chemistry.about.com/od/crystalrecipes/ht/cupofcrystals.htm

This homemade glitter is such a GREAT project to try with the kids! It sticks to glue just like regular glitter, but it's way cheaper and sooooo much easier to clean up! So fun!

This homemade glitter is such a GREAT project to try with the kids! It sticks to glue just like regular glitter, but it's way cheaper and sooooo much easier to clean up! So fun!

Learn how to grow spikes of Epsom salt crystals quickly and easily on construction paper or a paper towel.

Learn how to grow spikes of Epsom salt crystals quickly and easily on construction paper or a paper towel.

Grow Crystals in Your Fridge in Just a Few Hours: These epsom salt crystal needles form within a matter of hours. You can grow clear crystals or color them with food coloring.

Grow Crystals in Your Fridge in Just a Few Hours: These epsom salt crystal needles form within a matter of hours. You can grow clear crystals or color them with food coloring.

Fast and Fun Crystal Growing for Beginners: Epsom Salt Crystals

Fast and Fun Crystal Growing for Beginners: Epsom Salt Crystals

If you view Epsom salt crystals through a microscope, you can see a rainbow of colors. - Images Etc Ltd, Getty Images

If you view Epsom salt crystals through a microscope, you can see a rainbow of colors. - Images Etc Ltd, Getty Images

Learn How To Make Your Own Crystals: Epsom Salt Crystal Needles

Learn How To Make Your Own Crystals: Epsom Salt Crystal Needles

If you view Epsom salt crystals through a microscope, you can see a rainbow of colors. - Images Etc Ltd, Getty Images

If you view Epsom salt crystals through a microscope, you can see a rainbow of colors. - Images Etc Ltd, Getty Images

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