Miss has been asking to create some new Salt Art Paintings for a while now and after seeing Jenni’s cool Erupting Snow recipe I came up with the idea to try and make some Erupting Salt Art! It was a great success! Even Master enjoyed watching the paint magically spread across the salt while FIZZING! So cool!
What you’ll need –
- Cardboard (we used black for something new)
- Cooking Salt (the cheaper the better)
- Bicarb Soda
- School glue
- Food colouring
- Eye dropper
Simply mix equal quantities of Bicarb Soda and Salt (I used 1 cup of each). Create a design on the cardboard by squeezing the school glue (try to keep all the lines joined so the colour will have a long path to spread), sprinkle with salt/bicarb mixture and allow to dry while you mix the ‘paint’. Fill several small containers with vinegar and then add a few drops of food colouring (this is a great opportunity to experiment with mixing colours). Once the glue has dried they can start to drip the ‘paint’ onto the patterns – they will be amazed to see the colour spreading and fizzing it’s way along their artwork!
We hope you enjoy this project as much as we did! Click here to see more FUN art ideas.