This was a very fun and simple project that we did at home yesterday.
What you’ll need
- Stencils (Optional)
- PVA glue
- Food Couloring & Water
- Paintbrushes (a doppler would be cool too).
Miss M loves using her stencils at home – I thought this would be an easy way for her to make a nice picture using the ‘Salt Painting’ method. She also did some free hand scribbles and other patterns too.
We used the glue to fill the space within the stencils, sprinkled them with salt and allowed them to dry (I don’t think it’s necessary to leave them to dry but we had to get to swimming lessons).
I mixed some food colouring and water together to make the ‘water paints’. It was then simply a matter of dropping some paint from the brush (or a doppler) at one end of the salt and watching it ‘magically’ spread across the page.
“Wow Mum, my paint is moving on the paper!…it’s like magic!!”.- Miss M
The paintings have an awesome ‘crystal’ effect to them too which we loved looking at in the sun.
This would be a great craft activity for a Kids Party or Playgroup craft activity – you could prepare them ahead of time with the Glue & Salt & just let the kids paint them as a ‘Make & Take’ gift.
I found the inspiration for this at ‘One Perfect Day’ They have a great blog with loads of cool ideas to share! Check them out at ‘One Perfect Day Blog’.