Salt Painting

Not too long ago I purchased the Play. Make. Create. book by Meri Cherry, a lot of the book is geared towards older artists, but I saw Salt Painting and thought London would have fun with this one. There are a few, simple steps and London enjoyed creating these pieces. You know when a toddler ask to do an art project again and again you made a good choice.

Here’s What You’ll Need…

  • Card stock or heavy watercolor paper
  • Cookie sheet
  • White Glue (in squeeze bottle)
  • Table Salt
  • Water Color (Palette or Liquid Watercolors)

Here’s What You’ll Do…

  1. Gather your supplies and place you piece of paper on a cookie sheet. This will eliminate some mess and make it easier to clean up.
  2. Create a design on your paper using the white glue. London needed help squeezing the glue hard enough, so we did it together. I squeezed and she guided the bottle.
  3. Cover your design with the salt. Remove the access salt off your paper.
  4. Paint the design with your watercolors. The water colors will travel/bleed some with the salt.
  5. Let Dry.

I did a few of my own designs and it was surprisingly therapeutic to watch the colors bleed. If you set this up for your littles, I encourage you to take part. Truth be told, London liked painting inside her design more than the actual salt/glue design. It was fun all the same, and the more I stepped back and let her do thing, the more time she spent on each painting. This is an easy, fun activity. I hope you guys enjoy it as much as we do!



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