Thursday, December 15, 2011
The holidays are coming whether we like it or not. It seems like you need a little something for everyone. We made these a couple of years ago and decided that we'll give it a go again this year. Claire was able to do this all by herself at the age of seven so buy the goods and let your kids have fun.
4 C Epsom salts
1 C Sea Salt
6 drops Peppermint Oil (not extract and you better get to the craft store soon, these sell out quick in December)
10 drops Red Food Coloring
peppermint candies or candy cane, for decoration
In one large sized bowl, stir together both salts, and peppermint oil.
Mix until distributed evenly.
Pour half of mixture into separate bowl and add red food coloring and stir well.
Layer each color into your 2 Glass Jars with lids (20 oz size) with alternating layers of each color, making it look like a striped peppermint candy.
Put lid on and decorate jar with peppermint candies or candy canes glued on.
Thanks to food.com for the photo because I didn't have one of the ones we made but they looked pretty close to this and we also used the mini canning jars and made a bunch for the extra people who she has contact with at the school.