Home    Subscribe    Write for Us    FAQ    Contact    HubGarden    Login
Share your craft ideas for a share of the ad revenue. Click on Write For Us.

Salty Paint Spread Art

by Claire Winlow (follow)
Easy (793)      Under 5s (568)      Paint (140)      Art (5)     


salt, art, pre school, under 5, texture
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
I like this Article - 13
[ print friendly ]
More Articles by Claire Winlow
is a great way to make impressive stamps and there are lots of things you can make from them
9 likes
Create a 3D effect with this simple bottle cap fish card
9 likes
Not only does this chicken look great but you can rock her back and forth and it looks like she'...
13 likes
There's plenty of time for fancy colour coordinated Christmas trees before you have children or ...
11 likes
Puffy paint is cheap and easy to make with only 3 ingredients and as well as free style creation...
6 likes
Spare buttons can be used as inspiration for many crafts
16 likes
view all articles by Claire Winlow
Articles by Claire Winlow on Other Hubs
3 likes
ID: 1507
[ Submit a Comment ]
This looks fun
by Jane
Featured Articles
Most children love monsters, and creating them in craft activities is always loads of fun as it allo...
11 likes
Trending Articles
A coarse woven fabric derived from the jute plant, hessian is great for childrenís first sewing proj...
11 likes
Here's a simple glue and stick project to make a frog
10 likes
Here are some super easy paper plate puppets to make
by Jane
9 likes
Create a 3D effect with this simple bottle cap fish card
9 likes
The busy box or quiet box is a box of activities that can be pulled out when you need to get somethi...
7 likes
Hand sewing is a great task to teach patience, persistence and fine motor skills
7 likes
Every household has its fair share of odd socks and this fun activity is a great way to utilise thos...
6 likes
Brighten someone's day with a beautiful rainbow thank you card! Easy for little ones to make, you ca...
4 likes
Encourage the little ones to read this winter holidays with this simple bookmark craft
4 likes
This is one of those great painting exercises that can be as simple or technical as you like! ...
12 likes
Categories
Under 5s (568)
Any Age (382)
Over 10s (373)
Baby (11)
Links (1)
Easy (793)
Medium (230)
Hard (36)
Trending on Other Hubs
When I was in Primary School, I am told, for I donít personally remember that I was quite anxiou...
310 views
 
Copyright 2012,2013,2014,2015 On Topic Media PTY LTD. ABN 18113479226. mobile version