Thursday, January 24, 2013

Salt Painting

Olivia and I have found a new favorite art activity, salt painting. We've done it three days in a row. Who knew salt could be so much fun.

What you need:
food coloring*
pain brushes

1. Mix water and a couple of drops of food coloring to make your watercolors.
2. Draw a design on the paper with the glue.
3. Cover the design with salt and shake off the excess. Save the salt for your next picture.
4. Dip your paintbrush in the watercolor and lightly touch the salt. Watch the color run along the salt path.
5. Have fun!

*You can use watercolors but since Emily was painting I wanted to use something that was non-toxic.

Have you done any salt painting?

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