Have you ever made the layered sand art that looks like waves? So fun, and just as easy to use salt. All you have to do is use food coloring to make it the color you want and you’re set. I made these cute candlestick vases that have become so popular on pinterest, and thought it would be fun for my girls to to fill them up with patriotic colors for some Fourth of July decor. It was so simple and fun for them to create there own masterpiece. Meet me after the jump for the how-to!
- clear jar or vase
- blue and red food coloring
I first measured out approximately how much salt I would need to fill up each of the vases. I then divided the salt between three different containers.
I added food coloring and stirred it until it turned out to be the colors I wanted.
I then helped the girls carefully layer the salt to create their own masterpiece. They are very proud of their vases and promptly let people know when they come over which one is theirs.
*Tip – Do this outside on the picnic table, I ended up with salt all over my floor. :-) I usually try to think of those things that would make me frustrated with the girls when doing a craft with them so I don’t have to get upset when we are doing something fun.
This isn’t the first time we’ve had fun with colored salt -our Salt Artwork was definitely a favorite!
Let me know if you have any questions and thank you for reading!