Salt Art

by Aubrey on September 15, 2010

After my month long vacation visiting family, I’m ready and excited to get back to crafty with my kids!  This one has been a hit!  My four year old spent over an hour creating and reusing the salt.  She kept saying, “Mom, how did you know to do this!”  I think I made her “cool” list today!  :-)  I got this idea from a friend back when we made the Baby Food Jar Tea Lites.

To make the salt I put about 1/4 cup of salt in each container.  Then I added food coloring to get the desired color that I wanted.  It make take a minute, but keep stirring!

I then put paper on a cookie sheet, gave her some glue, and a paint brush to help move the glue and sand around in between pictures.

Of course she wanted her name on her paper, so I wrote it out for her.  Then she had a great time spooning the salt on her name.

It turned out really cute.  She said, “We will never throw this away, will we mom?!”  I couldn’t tell if that was a statement or a question, either way, she likes it that much.

I thought it would be fun to put some of the salt in salt shakers to make it something my 20 month old could do as well.  I didn’t  try it yet because she was napping when we did this project.

I hope your kiddos enjoy it as much as mine did!

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