Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Salt Art

We saw these textured art projects in Family Fun magazine and had to try them.

First, split regular table salt between several Ziploc bags (about 1/2 cup per bag) and add 10 or so drops of food coloring to each bag. Seal the bags and let the kids mix around until the salt is all colored. My two had fun mixing their own colors as well as using the regular dye colors. Open the bags and let dry overnight, or spread onto newspaper to dry for 2 hours or so.Take regular construction paper, and draw designs on it with glue and a q-tip (a glue stick would work also).

Sprinkle the colored salt over your design. Let dry and shake off the excess. We used spoons and small bowls to sprinkle our salt, but empty spice shakers would work even better if you have enough.You get some bright, colorful textured drawings this way.

The leftover colored salt went into M’s sensory tub along with her rocks for added fun .

3 comments:

  1. Thanks, this looks like something my LO would love.

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  2. This is so cool! As much as my friends love to sprinkle glitter, they're bound to love this!

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