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Salt Painting for kids

Salt Painting for kids- this art project is such a blast! Watch the watercolor travel and be amazed! 

If you are looking for more awesome ideas to do- You have GOT TO TRY THIS watercolor hack. and HOT ROCKS is literally the most satisfying thing ever.

Supplies you need or Salt Art

  • glue
  • table salt
  • cardstock
  • watercolor (or food coloring mixed with water)
  • paintbrush or eyedropper
  • cookie sheet- totally optional but keeps the salt from making a huge mess


How to make Salt Painting

Draw a pretty picture with glue! Don’t be too crazy with it- It will take forever to dry. If you need help trying to figure out what to draw- check out my drawing prompts. 


After you are done, sprinkle salt over the whole glue design!

Okay- here was a mistake. I let the salt sit and it expanded! Once you sprinkle the salt on, make sure to get the access off right away!

Then let dry!

I tried it out on black paper as well and it worked the same! Once it dries you just get watercolor or a food coloring mixed with water and a paintbrush to add the color with (You could use an eyedropper as well!)


Load up color and water. When you touch the salt- the paint spreads like magic.  It’s so cool to watch!


Here are some finished products!

Check out this video to watch the fun process of salt painting for kids (and adults! (and go ahead and follow me on agirlandagluegun)

and here is a picture to pin to save for later


If you are looking for more fun kids crafts- my craft camp has two weeks full of fun projects that you will love to do as well!

About Kimbo

Kimbo blogs at A girl and a glue gun--where she puts her hot glue gun to good use (as well as her vinyl cutter and sewing machine) She loves all crafts and is thrifty (the nice way to say she's cheap) So she is constantly trying to come up with fast and easy projects that won't break the bank! She lives in Idaho with her hot husband and 3 kiddos.