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Glorious Things You Need To Try With Glitter

There is no denying that glitter is everywhere these days. The crafts and DIY projects with glitz are endless. Not to mention, glitter makeup, glitter accessories, sequin clothing, and holographic nail polish. You dream it and you can almost certainly find it an eye catching and shiny version. Did you know that edible glitter is even a thing? We've rounded up our top four ways that you can use your favorite craft supply to bring some sparkle into your life.

Banana Rockets

Get ready for a frozen treat that is out of this world.

frozen banana pops covered in blue candy melts and decorated with star sprinkles and edible glitter
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What You Need

  • 1 banana
  • Edible glitter
  • ¾ a cup of blue candy melts
  • Large star sprinkles
  • Small metallic cupcake liners or candy cups

Instructions

Peel and cut a banana in half. Press a cake-pop stick lengthwise into each half. Freeze for half an hour. Place ¾ of a cup of blue candy melts in a bowl and microwave for 30 seconds. Stir and microwave melts for another 30 seconds. Transfer the melts into a cup or bowl that is deep enough to dip the banana. Remove the bananas from the freezer and coat them in the hot candy melts. Immediately after the banana is coated, sprinkle it with the edible glitter. Your banana rocket is almost ready for take-off now. Add your start sprinkles or glitter dust and finish with an upside down candy cup liner. Serve em' up for and out of this world treat.

Tip: Try shimmer dust as an way to add more glitz to your rocket.

Glitter Gift

This is a quick and simple way to glam up a gift for holidays and special occasions. So pretty.

Birthday gift wrapped in multi colored polka dot paper finished with light pink glitter and a bright pink flower
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What You Need

  • Double sided tape
  • Fine glitter in a color of your choice

Instructions

Use your double sided tape to create a decoration or pattern of your choice on a wrapped gift. Sprinkle glitter on top of the double sided tape and use your hands to smooth the glitter away. Tap off your gift and you'll be left with a shiny design.

Tip: Fine glitter tends to stick best to your double sided tape

Dressed Up Jello Shots

Not the Jello shots from your college years, a touch of glitter adds an unexpected twist to an old party favorite.    

Fancy rectangualar, blue Jello shots laying on a tray and garnished with edible glitter
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What You Need

  • 1 package of jello of your choice
  • ¾  cup boiling water
  • ½ cup vodka
  • ½ cup triple sec
  • Edible glitter
  • Sanding sugar
  • Small plastic Solo cups or non-stick molds

Instructions

Pour your Jello in a mixing bowl and add ¾ cup boiling water. Stir the mixture until the Jello is  completely dissolved. Add ½ cup of vodka and ½ cup of Triple Sec (or your choice of Schnapps). Stir and pour into non-stick molds or small Solo plastic cups. Remove your molds from the cup and dust with glitters and sugars. Lay shots spaced out on a tray for an elevated method of serving.

Glitter Slime

Endless hours of magic and a great way to de-stress. Glitter in slime makes for a mesmerizing experiment.

Light pink glitter slime being played with by a set of hands
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What You Need

  • ½ cup of clear glue
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 tsp of Borax
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • Tablespoon or more of your favorite glitter

Instructions

Mix the clear glue with ½ cup of water. Separately mix 1 tsp of Borax with 1 cup of boiling water. Add a small amount (starting with 2 tablespoons) of the Borax liquid to the glue mixture. (The more Borax solution that you add the more viscous your slime will be. Too much Borax mixture can ruin your slime, so pace yourself.) Use a fork and stir the glue mixture. Notice that it begins to thicken. Add more Borax solution for your desired slime consistency. Now add in the glitter and mix with your hands. Enjoy your slime and store it in an airtight container.