Salt Painting

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Activity Equipment:


  • White glue (PVA)
  • Table salt (in your Activity Bag)
  • Watercolour paints (in your Activity Bag)
  • Card (in your Activity Bag)


Step 1:

Use white glue to draw a design or picture onto a piece of card. I like to cut the card into small pieces that fit onto a paper plate.

Step 2:

Once you are finished with your glue drawing, liberally sprinkle salt onto the glue.

Step 3:

Gently shake off onto the paper plate and set the plate aside.

Step 4:

Place your salt covered card onto a flat surface covered with newspaper or greaseproof paper.

Step 5:

Use watercolor paints to gently paint onto the salt. This is so neat to see the picture come together with lots of gorgeous colours.

Step 6:

You won’t need a lot of water and the more pigment color you have on your brush the better. Once finished, set aside to dry completely.

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