How to Make Colored Salt Rocks
Colored salt rocks make either a fun science project or a craft activity that could be used for making costume jewelry or other simple items. While not hard to make, it does require a waiting period, making it a good afternoon project to be checked the next morning when it's done!
Assemble the items needed.These are listed below under "Things You'll Need".
Mix the salt, glue, and colored sugar in the small bowl.Mix well until it becomes soft and jellylike.
(If you want to use a rock on jewelery, stick a toothpick inside it before leaving it to set.
- At this stage, while the salt "dough" is still malleable, you can mold the salt rock into shapes such as gems, animal shapes, items for adding to hair accessories or pendants, etc. Mold as wished and leave on the wax paper to dry.
Wait for 12 hours or more, or until hardens.It's best left in a warm, dry place overnight.
- Once hardened, use to make craft items, jewelry or anything else such as game pieces or fake gems for cosplay, fancy dress and role playing.
QuestionWhat if it stays soggy for a few days?wikiHow ContributorCommunity AnswerKeep letting it dry and eventually it will harden. Avoid touching it as much as possible.Thanks!
QuestionWhy does mine fall apart?wikiHow ContributorCommunity AnswerYou may have used too much salt or not enough liquid. Try making another one with using lots of salt and one using more liquid. Whichever one looks right, go with that one.Thanks!
QuestionHow long do the rocks take to dry?wikiHow ContributorCommunity AnswerThey should be dry in about 3-5 hours, but it's best to leave them to dry for 8 hours to overnight.Thanks!
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- This may get very messy so lay down some newspaper.
- You can double or triple these ingredients to make bigger rocks.
- You can double, triple or even quadruple these ingredients for bigger rocks.
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