Have you ever wondered how to dye salt for colored salt sensory play! Colored epsom salt is an awesome sensory bin filler and one of our top 10 favorites! Beautiful colored epsom salt for sensory play is quick and easy to do for same day play. Make beautiful colors for whatever theme you choose. Also make sure to check out our Ultimate Sensory Play Guide for great ways to use colored salt!
How To Dye Salt for Colored Salt Sensory Play
Easy and Quick Colored Salt Sensory Play Anytime!
HOW TO DYE SALT
Measure 1 Cup of Epsom Salts into a container
Add 1 Teaspoon of Vinegar
Add as much food coloring as desired (deeper color= more food coloring)
Cover and SHAKE vigorously for a minute or two
Check to see if it’s coated well!
Spread on paper towel or plate to dry
These should all be dry in an hour if you stick to the one cup per paper towel. I find the color is distributed the best this way too. For many sensory bins I have made graded shades of colors for a fun twist. This has also allowed me to experiment with how much food coloring to use to achieve desired shades! Make a whole rainbow too!
Take a look at the great colors for our colors salt sensory play!
I hope I have inspired you to try our quick and easy method for coloring sensory play materials. It really is simple and provides tons of awesome play for your child. The benefits of sensory play are numerous!
Quick Tip: Store fillers in gallon zip lock bags when finished and reuse often!
Here’s a quick pre-writing activity using our colored epsom salts! Now that you have learned how to dye salt for your sensory play needs, the sky’s the limit! Coloring your sensory play materials really brings a sensory bin to life and completes a themed for holidays or season!