We recently spent the morning at a local kids art studio doing lots of cutting, gluing, coloring and painting. One of the activities that they had set up was watercolors and salt. The idea being you paint your watercolor paper and then sprinkle on the salt. The salt sucks up any leftover watercolor and once it is dried you rub the salt off and are left with a great design. Edith had a blast doing this activity so I immediately ran out and purchased the materials to do this art activity at home.
For this project you will need:
- Tubes of Watercolors
- Paint Brushes (one or two for each color)
- Watercolor Paper
- Jars or Small Plastic Cups (one per color)
Mix the watercolors with a bit of water and you are set. I found these little jars at a local shop and I love them because they are small and have a lid. I like the lid because I can just shake the jars to mix the paint and water and I can also pop the lids back on when we are done and they just need a little shake and are ready for the next painting party.
This is Edith’s end product. She chose not to remove the salt so instead of a fun design from the salt she added a bit of texture.
Overall this is a fun art project that luckily is pretty mess free. I recommend containing the jars/cups in a cake pan to help prevent spilling or to at least contain the spill.
What are some of your favorite arts & crafts to do at home?