Kids Craft: Crystal Garden

Summer vacation is a great time for children’s crafts, and with Epsom salt there are endless, affordable options. Whether you have a budding scientist or an artsy child, growing a crystal garden is an easy activity that will preoccupy young minds!


  • Epsom salt
  • Hot water
  • Spoon
  • Food coloring (optional)
  • Glass cup or bowl


  1. Pour ½ cup of Epsom Salt into glass bowl.
  2. Heat ½ cup of water until nearly boiling.
  3. Quickly pour boiling water into glass bowl. Stir Epsom salt and water for 1-2 minutes.
  4. Add 1-2 drops of food coloring.
  5. Stir it up!
  6. Refrigerate overnight.
  7. Check mixture to see if crystals have formed.
  8. Display your crystal garden!

Author: Ted Hicks

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