How to Make Salt Art with your Kids

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Did you know your kids can make beautiful paintings with help from salt? Salt art painting is a super fun activity for kids of all ages. Give it a try! My kids loved it and most likely you already have everything you need at home. 

Let’s Create Some Awesome Salt Art Designs

Here is what you need

  • thick card stock–preferably in white
  • salt
  • liquid white glue
  • watercolors
  • brush
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Making Salt Art Step-by-step

Step 1: 

  • First, either print out a picture to trace or simply draw any picture or design with glue in your paper. 
making designs with glue

Step 2: 

  • Then, sprinkle salt on your artwork while it’s still wet, till the liquid glue is fully covered. 
tracing art designs with salt

Step 3: 

  • Remove the excess salt from your painting and see if you missed a part. If that’s the case, repeat step 2 again. 

Step 4: 

  • Let your salted covered design dry.

Step 5: 

  • After your project is dried, take the brush and start painting carefully on your salt work.
how to make salt art with watercolors

Step 6: 

  • Finally, it’s now time to let dry again before you can enjoy your finished picture. 

Step 7:

  • If your child still wants to keep going, let her finish painting the parts without salt, that way a beautiful 3-D effect will show.
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Keep in Mind…

Please be aware that this activity can be a bit of a mess to clean up. If you’d like to avoid having salt over your whole table and floor, use a baking sheet or pan for step 2. Also, make sure to use plenty of salt in order for this art project to turn out beautifully. 

My kids and their friends really enjoyed this week’s activity and I hope yours do too!

Please leave a comment below and let us know how your salt art project turned out. We would love to see a picture of your creations!

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Susanne Williams
Susanne is a designated mom of three beautiful little Tigers, a flight attendant, and a new lifestyle blogger. She happily shares her fun and easy kids' activities and crafts integrated into her everyday farm life, on social media to inspire others!
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