It's always fun to try something different. Watching the paint spread through the salt and merge with other drops, creates an interesting pattern. The activity is as important as the end result so talk through the different textures, what happens when the paint drops on the salt and the colours.
Time: 15 minutes
Age: Under 5s
Salt (regular fine table salt not rock salt)
Paint lots of glue over the card (card works better than paper as it needs to be strong enough to hold the weight of the salt and paint.
If you use black card, it's easier to see the glue
Cover with lots of salt (just use the cheapest you can buy)
Tip off any excess salt and leave to dry for a few minutes.
Ready for the paint
Water down different colours of paint in pots.
Using a paintbrush, sponge or dropper, touch or drop paint onto the salt. The salt will soak it up and the paint will spread out.
Leave to dry and you have a unique and textured piece of art.
Experiment with different ways of adding the paint, my son started with a paintbrush, but liked the sponge brush best