Eco-Friendly Glitter

Posted by Helen Rupp on

Did you see this article today on glitter?

Well, glitter is pretty but it really does get into things - once a kid has put glitter on their hair it's REALLY hard to get it out. And they are right, it's pretty bad for the environment. So how do you get sparkliness without it?

The article talks about biodegradable glitter, but did you know you can make 'glitter' with salt? Obviously it's not as shiny as plastic/aluminium/chemical glitter, but baking the salt does make it shiny and it won't end up in the sea as micro-plastics.

Here's the recipe...

Making Eco-friendly Glitter from Salt

  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C
  2. Mix salt with food colouring until you get the colour you like.
  3. Pour onto greaseproof paper.
  4. Bake for 10-15 minutes.
  5. Cool.
  6. Put in a shaker

Eco friendly salt glitter

And have you though about these things as well?

The little circles from your holepunch

Akeake or flax seeds

Pine needles

Dried leaves

Coloured rice

Actual Gold Leaf... maybe a bit pricy? :)  



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