How to Do Salt Painting for Kids

How to Do Salt Painting for Kids

Raised salt painting is an all-time favored kids’ art activity that is loved by all ages from toddlers on up. Glue, salt, and watercolors are all you have to have for this very simple art activity, also identified as salty watercolors.

Updated July 2022

Raised salt painting is amazing. We imply, Amazing.

This is one particular of our leading art activities for children of all ages. If you haven’t attempted raised salt painting however, now’s your opportunity!

First here’s a video of the salt painting in action, then, under is the step-by-step tutorial for this entertaining art activity.

How to Make Raised Salt Paintings

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*Any sturdy art surface will do. We’ve performed this with card stock, poster board, cardboard, watercolor paper, paper plates, and foam core.

**Liquid watercolors are fantastic for this activity. If you do not have any, you can make your personal by watering down meals coloring.

Time required: 30 minutes.

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  1. Squeeze glue styles onto your card stock

    Use your glue to draw a style or image onto your cardstock.

    squeezing glue onto paper

  2. Sprinkle with salt

    Carefully sprinkle salt onto cardstock till the glue is completely covered. Tip to let excess salt fall away. A baking dish or tray assists to include the salt.

    adding salt to glue

  3. Add colour!

    Dip your paint brush into liquid watercolor paint then gently touch to the salt-covered glue lines. Watch the paint magically travel in each directions!

    adding green paint to salt

    If you like, you can use a dropper or pipette rather of a paint brush to add your watercolor paint. We obtain that this can add a bit as well a lot paint at a time, but we know that a lot of folks like this approach.

    salty watercolors

  4. Let dry completely

    The drying course of action may possibly take a day or two.

    raised salt watercolors

Once dry, show your new artwork!

You can use this glue + salt + watercolor approach to create names/words, nature scenes, squiggles and scribbles, faces, and more!

Raised salt paintings are an all-time favored art activity right here at the Artful Parent. And, like these other individuals, it is one particular that each kid we know loves, as well. It’s even one particular of our Top 10 All-Time Favorite Art Activities for Kids!

How about you? Have you attempted raised salt painting with your children however?

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Photo by Rachel Withers

People Also Ask

  • What do I have to have for raised salt painting? All you have to have for this entertaining course of action art activity is white glue, salt, thick paper, paintand paintbrushes!
  • What sort of paint do you use for raised salt painting? We like liquid watercolors but you could also use watered down meals coloring, or watered down tempera paint.

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