How to make fairy dust: 10 steps (with pictures)

How to make fairy dust: 10 steps (with pictures)
How to make fairy dust: 10 steps (with pictures)

Does your child love fairies? Try making fairy powder for him to add a touch of magic to his fairy adventures. It is possible to make fairy powder to sprinkle outside and even edible fairy powder which will sweeten and color your desserts. Add color and sparkle to your child's day with one of these two methods.


Method 1 of 2: Make fairy powder to use outdoors

Make Fairy Dust Step 1

Step 1. Gather the necessary materials

You will just need glitter in the color of your choice and a non-toxic powder. You can use different types of powder: talcum powder, chalk (choose a large chalk to draw on the sidewalks and put it in a blender) or salt.

  • Also get a fun container, like a decorative little bottle, to keep the fairy dust in. Whichever container you choose, make sure it closes tightly.
  • The amounts of glitter and powder used depend on how much fairy dust you want to make. Use two volumes of glitter for one volume of powder.
  • Any glitter can work, but you will get the best results with extra fine glitter.

Step 2. Mix the ingredients in the bowl

Mix until the color is homogeneous.

Step 3. Pour the fairy dust into a small container or a small bottle

Close the container tightly to prevent the fairy dust from accidentally spilling.

You will probably need a funnel to pour the fairy dust into the container, if the opening is small. If you don't have one, roll a small sheet of paper into a cone shape and stick a piece of tape to keep it in shape. Cut out the end of the cone with a pair of scissors, taking care that the end of the funnel is smaller than the opening of the container. You have a funnel

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Step 4. Give your child fairy dust

Make sure that he will only play with it outside, because if he throws fairy dust in the house, it will have to be cleaned. Most kids just love to throw small handfuls of dust in the air and watch it fall back, sparkling!

Don't let your child eat that fairy dust. It is not edible and its consumption could be dangerous

Method 2 of 2: Make edible fairy powder

Make Fairy Dust Step 5

Step 1. Gather the necessary materials

Edible fairy powder is simply made up of sugar and food coloring. Determine how much fairy powder you want to make, this will tell you how much sugar you need to use. The first time, this method can be used with a cup of powdered sugar, to give it a try.

  • You will also need a bowl to mix the fairy powder, a baking dish to cook it and an airtight container to store it.
  • Some people like to keep their fairy powder in a sugar bowl with a lid to sprinkle the fairy powder on food. You can find this kind of sugar bowl in most kitchen stores.

Step 2. Combine the sugar and food coloring in a bowl

The amounts of sugar and coloring depend on how much fairy powder you want to make. Start by pouring a drop or two of coloring into the sugar and mix well, so as to distribute the color evenly in the sugar.

If the resulting color suits you, stop there. If you want a more sustained shade, add a few drops of coloring and mix again. Add dye drop by drop until you get the shade you want

Step 3. Pour the colored sugar into a dish

Place the latter in an oven preheated to 180 ° C. Heat the sugar for about 10 minutes.

Cooking is used to fix the color in the sugar. The heat will actually evaporate the liquid part of the food coloring, which will make the sugar less messy and its color longer lasting

Step 4. Remove the sugar from the oven and let it cool to room temperature

Once cooled, crush the sugar if it has solidified.

You can crush the sugar by placing it in a plastic bag before hitting it with a meat tenderizing hammer or rolling pin

Step 5. Pour the sugar into a container, such as a sugar bowl or a salt shaker

The "fairy dust" in sugar keeps very well, it is only sugar coated with food coloring. You can store it at room temperature in your kitchen cupboard.

Step 6. Pour "fairy dust" over your child's favorite dish

This dust will make any meal magical and more colorful.

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