Summer is starting to drag a little here and we needed something to kick our boredom this last weekend so we tried salt painting. It is a little messy but with a little freezer paper down it helps contain the mess.
All you need is watercolors, Elmers glue, and lots of salt.
First paint your design in glue.
When your design is done, cover it in salt.
We let it dry for a few minutes with the salt on and then gently tilted it to knock the excess salt off.
Then comes the fun part – the painting!
You don’t paint it like normal. You get the color on the end of the brush and then gently touch the salt and the paint will kind of run on its own.
The colors are so vibrant and the boys loved watching it run.
Then allow it to dry. Unfortunately the creations are fun to look at but they don’t last once they dry. The kids still loved it they definitely and want to do it again!