Snowy Pictures with Epsom Salt Painting

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Trying to decide what to do with those Christmas Cards? Need a fun craft for the kids? Make snowy pictures with Epsom Salt!

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You’ll need:

Hot or boiling water

Epsom Salt

A spoon

Paint brushes

Old cards

Mix equal parts water and Epsom Salt

Stir until dissolved.

Paint the mixture onto the Cards and let it dry completely.

Crystals will form on the card as it dries creating a beautiful snowy scene.

You can also keep some of the Epsom Salt chunky for a different effect.

Different cards react different ways with the mixture.  If you have a glossy card like the one above the mixture will bead up.  If you have a non glossy porous card it’ll spread more evenly.

It’s so hard to capture the true beauty of how these turn out.  They just shimmer in the sunlight.  This project is great for all ages.  We have also created a snowy scene on construction paper with a blue background, snowman, etc and then painted this over the top of that, and the mixture really does well on the construction paper.

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  1. Naomie Moore says:

    Very clever Chaz! Wishing you and your family a happy New Year! ???

    1. Thank you so much Naomie πŸ™‚ Happy New Year – sending big hugs to you my friend!

  2. Great project for me since I miss the winter weather living in Florida. A snow craft will have to do for me. Happy New Year, Kippi

    1. Thank you so much Kippi and I’m thrilled you’re interested in giving this a try.

  3. So pretty, Chas. Happy New Year to you and your family!

    1. Thank you Linda, I’ll bet your grand kids would have fun doing this. Happy New Year and sending hugs πŸ˜‰

    1. Thank you so much Karen, I’d love to see pictures afterward when you get the chance next year.

  4. I really need to try this for next year. Just came across this otherwise I would have done it already. Well, I guess I could try practicing now so I have the technique down.

    1. Hi Shirley, we hang our cards up through January on display. Then we do this to them as a project for the rest of the winter. It’s so much fun I hope you’ll give it a try. Happy New Year!

    1. Thank you Victoria, my kids love making them and I love having their art up.

  5. This is a super great and fun idea. Sharing with my crafters on Coastal Bohemian on FB.

    1. Thank you so much Michele and thanks for sharing with your fellow crafters.

  6. What a fun and clever craft project using those Christmas cards. Some of them could be framed for display. Stopping by from Merry Monday. See ya next week.

    1. Thank you so much Shirley and you are so right. Thanks for stopping by.

  7. This is a great project for a snowy weekend. The results are beautiful. Thanks for sharing on Sunday’ Best.

    1. Thank you so much Rhonda and thanks for stopping by πŸ™‚

  8. Isn’t it fun to use science in projects. I love doing these kind of projects with the grandkids and seeing the wonder in their eyes!

    1. I totally agree Amy. This was great when my kids were little and then we used it again when they were into Harry Potter. Now It’s still fun to do on different art projects to add that snowy effect.

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