Remember the other day when we made exploding sidewalk chalk? A few hours later into the evening, the kids were outside scraping it off of the sidewalk and putting it into Ziploc bags. Turns out, when it dries you can make a powder that’s just like pixie dust.
Later that night, when I was putting some jewellery away and putting some of those cloth bags that the jewellery comes in away I had a great idea. What if I made them pixie dust and gave them these adorable little Kate spade and House of Harlowe Cloth bags to put them in? What if I filled them up with Pixie dust? That could make for a really imaginative afternoon of outdoor play. Turns out I had a few extra bags so I filled them up for the kids with this easy pixie dust recipe.
How to Make Colored Pixie Dust
1 cup salt
6 drops of food coloring
optional: generous sprinkle of extra fine glitter
Put one cup of salt into a small ziploc bag. Add 8-10 drops of food coloring into the bag. Don’t be alarmed, it’s going to clump. Get as much as air as you can out of the bag that you’re going to use to make the pixie dust, and shake the bag around, using your hands to move around the color into the entire bag. For a cup of salt, this should take you under one minute.
When you’ve finished coloring the salt, you can add the glitter to the bag. For vibrant colors, using 8 drops of food coloring, I found that letting the pixie dust sit opened, on the counter to dry for a few hours gave the best results.
When it’s finished drying, put it into small cloth bags and give to the kids for hours of imaginary play.