Crafts for Kids

Crafting with Epsom salt is safe, easy and fun for kids—and it’s educational, too! With Epsom salt and a few basic household items on hand, you can keep your kids busy with art and science projects that spark their creativity and curiosity.

From suncatchers to slime, Epsom salt crafts make rainy days fun.

Help your future scientist grow a crystal garden or whip up a batch of spooktacular slime. Or, spend a rainy day making this suncatcher to enjoy once the clouds clear away:

DIY Epsom salt suncatcher for kids


  • Spoon
  • Measuring cup
  • Epsom salt
  • Microwaveable dish
  • Clear, plastic lid
  • String


  1. Heat ¼ cup of water in the microwave for 30 seconds. Then, add in ¼ cup of Epsom salt and stir until the salt crystals have dissolved.
  2. Pour the mixture onto the plastic lid (just enough to cover the bottom) and then let it sit by a window overnight to dry.
  3. When completely dry, the lid should be covered in Epsom salt crystals! Cut a small hole near the edge of the plastic lid and tie string through the hole so you can hang in the window.

Find more Epsom salt crafts for kids below.