• Today is: Sunday, March 24, 2019

Maker Monday: Salt Painting

maker monday
Sally Quinn
February18/ 2019

Maker Monday loves creating art with a variety of methods and media. This week, we experiment with Salt Painting.

This inexpensive project uses just a few main products most families already have on hand: Salt, school glue and watercolor paints. All of them can be found at a nearby dollar store.

We went with snowflake designs because we love how the salt adds shimmer and shine to the final masterpiece. But you can feel free to play with your original designs. An underwater scene, for example, could look cool!

maker monday

Supplies:

Salt

Watercolor paint

School glue

Pencil or marker

Paper

maker monday

Drop water onto your paints now to give them time to dissolve. You want them to be very wet when it comes time to do the painting. Continue to add water as you work.

maker monday

Sketch your design onto the paper.

Use the glue to “trace” over the lines.

maker monday

Time to add the salt. You want to use a lot — not just a sprinkle — to cover all sides of the glue. You practically bury the glue design. Note: We did this step in a cookie sheet to prevent salt from spilling out on the floor.

maker monday

Pick up the paper by a corner and gently shake to remove the excess salt. Look at how pretty the snowflakes look already!

maker monday

Add the very wet paint by drops and dabs onto the salt snowflakes. The paint gets quickly absorbed into the salt and spread. Continue to add water to the paint add you go. Do not touch the salt until fully dry.

maker monday

For more Maker Monday projects and other fun stuff for kids, visit the Kidsburgh Activities page.

Sally Quinn

Sally Quinn is an award-winning writer and editor who has been covering her favorite city for more than 20 years. She welcomes comments and story ideas for Kidsburgh.

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>