I love doing art projects with my girls, especially when they are super easy and fun! The other day we did a very easy salt painting. Although it is a fun art project, it is not one that you can hang up on the walls and keep around. When the salt dries, it all falls off and makes a bit of a mess. In fact, this beauty will eventually find itself in the “round file”. It gets a little messy, but kids LOVE it! This art project is all about the process.
*different colored paper
*food coloring or other liquid paints
1) Begin by making a glue design on your colored construction paper.
2) Pour salt over the glue….this part was a little messy so make sure you use a try. Just like glitter, we sprinkled and then shook the salt around to cover all parts of the glue.
3) Squeeze drops of food coloring and a few drops of water into some sort of container. Here is the FUN part… use a paint brush to drip little drops of food coloring onto the glue. It’s magical! Watch the color spread through your salt line.
I did this with both of my girls and they LOVED it! The 3 year old said, “Oh Mommy! My painting is so beautiful!” Both girls wanted to make several copies of their artwork. I LOVE easy and fun crafts!