Have you guys ever done a salt painting? As we're spending more time at home, I am looking for all the craft ideas for the girls! I've been seeing some fun ideas on Pinterest of course. I saw the idea of salt painting and thought we'd try it out ourselves.
Salt Painting - A Fun Kids Craft Idea
It turned out to be such a fun activity so I wanted to share how we created our own. You can create these for any holiday or time of year. We made ours Spring/Easter themed with flowers, bunnies, and eggs. I also added some printables of shapes that you can use for this project here! Just click the link, download and print.
Here is what you'll need to create your own salt painting:
Elmers White Glue
Watercolor Paint or Food Coloring
Water and Paper Towels
Salt Painting Step-By-Step
I lined a baking sheet with foil to try to keep things clean. First, you'll want to create your outline using a light pen or pencil. The girls wanted to make bunnies and Easter eggs, so I drew those for them. I made a pot with flowers.
We used a thicker card stock, but watercolor paper would work great. Then, you'll trace over the lines with white Elmers glue. Then, pour salt over it until all lines are coated. You'll then shake off excess. You can let the glue/salt dry or start painting!
We used food coloring but I think watercolor would work better. Our colors weren't as saturated as I would have liked, so when we do this again I'll keep them less watered down.
Have your kids go to town painting the outlines! They thought it was really fun and were really into it. It was cool how the salt soaked up the paint and the girls were fascinated.
Hopefully this gives you a fun art project to do with your kids with items that you hopefully already have on hand! Make sure to check out this post for another fun activity to do while at home! Pin the below image to save this post for later. Thanks for reading!
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