Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Salt Paint

With the girls being out of school for the summer, we have been looking for some new activities to keep everyone happy and busy.

We gave salt painting a try today.  We've tried something similar in the past but it didn't work out.  Today's attempt was a huge success!

Most of these items you will have in the house already, which is a huge bonus.

We used a large piece of paper and drew a design on it with glue.  Sprinkle salt all over the glue, just like you would with glitter.  Shake off excess salt.  Fill small containers with water and add a few drops of food coloring to create the colors you want for your picture.  Using a small water paintbrush, dip the paintbrush in the colored water and gently touch the salt/glue.  Watch your children's eyes light up as the color spreads through the salt!

Not a keeper to hang on the wall, it is heavy and the salt will fall off, but it was a fun activity that lasted for 45 minutes!

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