Saturday, November 15, 2014

Toddler Activity: Paint on Salt and Glue Squiggles

Who knew an eye dropper would play an integral part of the art process! We have tried transferring colored water to tiny ice cube trays earlier. And now we added salt in the mix.

It's a popular technique: On a sheet on paper, make squiggles with a tube of glue, (or proper drawings!) and sprinkle salt all over it. Some of the salt will stick to the glue and the rest will have be shaken off the paper. Then with a dropper, put drops of different colored paints on the squiggles and watch each drop spread over the salt.

Ahem, the caveat here is that my neat freak son wanted to sponge and sweep all the excess salt off - completely- before even picking up the dropper! So buffer in sometime for that :D

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  1. That looks like something my daughter would really enjoy. Did you use tempera paint or water color paint? Pinning.

  2. Comes out beautifully! So cute that your son wanted to sweep away the extra salt RIGHT AWAY! lol! :)

  3. What a neat idea! My kids would love giving this a try! Thanks for sharing!