Mix just two ingredients together to form DIY ice paint! Then, paint designs on paper and watch as “ice” crystals form!


  • Epsom Salt
  • hot water
  • small container
  • measuring cup
  • paintbrush
  • black or dark colored paper



      1. Mix together equal parts of Epsom salt and hot water in a small container.



      1. Stir vigorously until the salt crystals are dissolved.



      1. Allow the water to cool a bit then paint designs onto black or dark colored paper.



      1. Set the paper with the painted designs aside to dry completely.



    1. Watch as the paint dries and crystals form!


Caroline Gravino, a PBS Parents resident crafter, is a designer of creative family projects, tinkering painter and mother of four children. She writes about project ideas for the whole family and how to encourage creativity in kids on the popular blog, Salsa Pie and shares videos on the PBS Parents YouTube Channel. Subscribe HERE.

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