Time is flying by! I’m almost too late to post a Mother’s Day activity but we had a great time putting these together. An Epson Salt Scrub is a quick and easy handmade gift that kids can put together. It makes a great gift for a birthday gift, Mother’s Day gift, or just because.
How to Make an Epson Salt Scrub Gift
Older kids can make an Epson Salt Scrub by themselves. Younger kids will need some help from an adult. The first thing you need to do is obtain a jar (or jars) to hold the scrub. We used baby food jars but you can use Mason Jars or even plastic containers. Baby food jars were the perfect size for my preschoolers to make Mother’s Day gifts for their mommies.
I let time get away from me so I knew we had to work fast. I also have a very young group of kids this year so I started this project by spray-painting the lids pink. I used Krylon Short Cuts Craft Spray Paint.
I placed the lids out on the deck and quickly sprayed them with pink paint. The Krylon Short Cuts brand I used is good for wood, metal, craft foam and more. I gave them a quick spray, making sure to cover the edges. They were dry within a couple of hours.
I’m a big believer in allowing kids to do as much as they can by themselves. I spray painted the lids for them but I let the kids fill the jars with Epson Salt.
After the kids filled the jars about 2/3 full of Epson Salt, we added liquid soap. I had intended to use Dawn Hand Renewal with Olay Pomegranate Splash because it creates a scrub with a pretty pink color but I didn’t have any on hand so we just used what we had. Any soap or detergent will do the job.
After adding the liquid soap, I let the kids stir it all up. While stirring the mixture, it settles a good bit so you have to keep adding Epson Salt and liquid soap until the consistency is just right.
After the mixture filled the jars and the consistency was right, we placed the lids on the jars, applied labels, and tied on ribbons. If you like, you can download and print the labels for free. You’ll find them at the end of this post.
Project Complete! If you spray paint the lids and prepare the labels ahead of time, you can complete this project and send it home with the kids on the same day. They’ll have a pretty gift for mom – made by her kids and one she will really enjoy.
If you’re interested in using the Mother’s Day labels I created, just right click on the images below and save them to your computer or device. Print them out in the size you need. All I ask in exchange for these freebies is that if someone you know is interested in using the labels, please direct them back to this blog post to save and print their labels. Referring others to this post helps grow my blog and makes it possible for me to provide more freebies in the future.
One last note: Have you ever wondered how Mother’s Day got started? The National Women’s History Project provides us with that information in their article, History of Mother’s Day.