If you’re trying to find a fun indoor activity for your kids (also known as a sanity saver), this is a really simple project, using really simple materials. It’s also something that you’ll have fun making too!
What you need:
- Cardstock, construction paper, or canvas
- Black paint for canvas, if needed
- Liquid craft/school glue
- Table salt
- Cookie sheet
Grab your desired surface to design your salt art. We used a flat canvas board we already had, then painted it with black acrylic. Construction paper or cardstock would work well, too. Wait to dry – about 1 hour.
Next, place your design surface in a cookie sheet. This will catch your salt, and is easier to put in before the next step.
Using the liquid glue, make your design, picture, scene, etc. fairly thick on your art surface.
Now grab your salt and sprinkle generously over your glue. Tap off any loose salt into the pan. Wait to dry – 30 min – 1 hour.
Once the glue seems dry, grab your watercolors.
Wet the desired color well then let drip (or barely dab) onto the salt. The color will spread some, but that makes for neat effects!
Once it is dry you can spray it lightly with hairspray to help it last longer.
(See that cool yarn art hanging on the wall? We’ll show you how to make it here!)