Layers of different colored salt added to a transparent bottle make a decorative sandscape, providing you don’t shake the bottle and turn it to muddy brown. You might also want colored salt for culinary purposes. There are several ways to color table salt. One method is not suitable for culinary purposes; use it in craft projects.
Craft Colored Salt
Pour table salt into a plastic food storage bag, filling less than half the bag.
Add a piece of colored chalk to the bag.
Seal the plastic bag.
Massage the bag, breaking up the chalk and blending it with the salt. The salt will take on the color of the chalk, and the chalk will disappear into the salt. Add more chalk for a darker color.
Culinary Colored Salt
Pour salt into a bowl.
Add a drop of food coloring to the salt.
Stir the salt with the spoon, mixing in the food coloring with the salt. Add more food coloring if desired.
Spread the salt on a plate in a thin even layer. Allow it to thoroughly dry.
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Ann Johnson has been a freelance writer since 1995. She previously served as the editor of a community magazine in Southern California and was also an active real-estate agent, specializing in commercial and residential properties. She has a Bachelor of Arts in communications from California State University, Fullerton.
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