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…
- 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.
- 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.
- Cover your design with the salt. Remove the access salt off your paper.
- Paint the design with your watercolors. The water colors will travel/bleed some with the salt.
- 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!