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Salty Paint Spread Art

by Claire Winlow (follow)
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Salt art


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
Level: Easy

Materials
Card
Glue
Salt (regular fine table salt not rock salt)
Paint
Water
Paintbrush

Method
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.



salt, art, pre school, under 5, texture
If you use black card, it's easier to see the glue


Cover with lots of salt (just use the cheapest you can buy)



salt, art, pre school, under 5, texture


Tip off any excess salt and leave to dry for a few minutes.



salt, art, pre school, under 5, texture
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.



salt, art, pre school, under 5, texture


Leave to dry and you have a unique and textured piece of art.



salt, art, pre school, under 5, texture
Experiment with different ways of adding the paint, my son started with a paintbrush, but liked the sponge brush best


Categories
#Under 5s
#Easy
#Art
#Paint
#Salt
#Messy Play
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