STEM Day: Fun Epsom Salt Crafts for Kids.

As National STEM Day approaches, it’s important to seek fun ways to encourage kids to get excited about science, technology, engineering, and math through interactive experiences. One easy way to do this is through easy and fun experiments that immerse children in the wonder that science has to offer.

Thankfully, not all science experiments require a long list of ingredients or shopping at specialty stores. See below for an example of a quick, three-ingredient science experiment using just Epsom salt, water and food coloring that highlight the possibilities of basic chemical reactions.

Growing a Colorful Epsom Salt Crystal Garden: This colorful experiment only takes minutes of preparation to create an awe-inspiring result.

Simply follow the below steps:

  • Dissolve a tablespoon of Epsom salt in five tablespoons of water.
  • Pour the solution into a dark dish and leave it to evaporate in the sun.
  • Add food coloring to the water.
  • Place the mixture in the fridge overnight.
  • Pour out the extra liquid and enjoy the remaining salt crystals!

The crystals can be stored in a sealed jar and mixed and matched with different colors for a unique and vibrant addition to your kids’ bookshelf.

Make STEM Day 2023 the best one yet and encourage curiosity in your children with this simple yet satisfying experiment you can do with the whole family.