This summer is zooming by. We were so busy the whole month of June. Now that things have slowed down my kids are bugging me for crafts. This one is so simple – and inexpensive! I remember doing it when I was younger. It only cost me $0.65 for the salt. We already had the chalk and jars.
It’s basically the same as the colored sand jars that kids can make at carnivals . . . . just lots cheaper! Pour salt onto a piece of wax paper or freezer paper (we found that the freezer paper didn’t get holes as much or as fast as the wax paper) and rub it with chalk until you get it as dark as you want. Then pour it into a container (we used baby food jars) and start over with a new color.
You can pour level, on a slope, or even poke the edges with a toothpick or popsicle stick to make designs. So simple. Make sure to fill to the top so you can’t shake it and mix the colors. I also painted the lids white to look a little nicer.