Summer is a great time to pull out the art supplies and let kids use their creativity. This Salt Art Painting was more fun than we thought it would be and it entertained my 5 and 8 year old for several hours, which is a win!
One of the best parts of Salt Art Painting is that you probably already have everything you need! White school glue (.50 cents), table salt (.50 cents), cardstock or heavier paper and watercolor paints.
Step 1 – Draw a simple picture with the glue on a piece of cardstock.
Step 2 – Set your glue painting on a baking pan or cookie sheet and sprinkle salt over all of the glue. We just used a spoon to sprinkle to salt over the top of the paper but younger kids could use a salt shaker. Shake the excess salt off of the paper and let it dry for 30-60 minutes or until dry.
Step 3 – Use water color paints to paint on the salt. We couldn't find a regular paint brush so this sponge brush worked just fine. My kiddos loved watching the paint spread along the crystals all by itself.
That's it – it really is so simple but we loved the 3D look the paint and salt created. I appreciated that it wasn't expensive and we didn't have to make a trip to the store for anything and best of all, there was no summer fighting for at least an hour!