This is a fun thing that isn’t very hard to make and makes for a great teacher gift! Presentation is the key here, so save a berry basket to paint a bright color or find a cute mini basket.
1 cup baking soda
1/2 cup cream of tartar
1/2 cup corn starch
2 tablespoons Epsom salt
2 tablespoons coconut oil ( oil NOT cream )
5 teaspoons water
3 drops essential oil ( found at Michaels or online )
Use a large bowl, add baking soda, cream of tartar, corn starch and epson salt. Add in the coconut oil into the dry ingredients and mix well, until the mixture becomes sandy with an oil feel.
One teaspoon at a time, begin to add water to the dry ingredients, stirring it in immediately with a large spoon.
Continue to add the liquid until your mixture resembles damp sand.
It should still be partially dry, but when you squeeze a handful together it could form a ball.
Add food coloring and your essential oils, by mixing them into the liquid ingredients. if making several colors separate mix not 3 or more bowls and old and food coloring in each bowl as you desire.
When the mixture is the color you want, take a small amount and press it firmly into each side of the easter egg mold.
Allow to dry for a 24 hours or more. Gently remove from the easter molds and place on a flat surface for another 4 hours. Then store in an airtight container until ready to use.