3D Salt Painting ~ Easy Crafts for Kids

 

3D Salt Painting ~ Easy Crafts for Kids

My 5 year old and I made some fun salt paintings today. Salt painting are fun because they stick up off the page and have bold vibrant colors. You can drop the colors onto the salt and watch it follow the path, such a fun way to make a pretty picture. PLUS they are budget friendly and FAST to make… two things that are important for me, that way I don’t feel bad when I toss this in the trash after it has been proudly displayed in our house for a few days.

kids craft projects, 3d Salt Painting, perfect for kids of all ages preschool up to teens, Low cost art and craft projects

To make these you will need

  • Cardboard or poster board (thick paper plates work well too)
  • Elmers school glue
  • Table salt
  • Food coloring (diluted with water)
  • Eye dropper
  • Little hands ready to make a project

Draw your image on the cardboard, make sure some of the lines overlap so the color has a path to follow. Cover with salt, tap off the extra salt and  set aside to dry. In small bowl drop a few drops of food color, then dilute it with water to thin down the color.  Use an eye dropper to suck up some color and drop it on the salt. Watch it follow the salt lines and make a beautiful picture.

kids craft projects, 3d Salt Painting, perfect for kids of all ages preschool up to teens, Low cost art and craft projects, primary colors

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Donna Scott
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Donna Scott

Does it work with sugar instead of salt.?

Donna Scott
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Donna Scott

Does this work with sugar too?

Donna Scott
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Donna Scott

Middle river md

Diana Lefferson
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Diana Lefferson

Your phone sucks lol

Chandrella Abbott
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Chandrella Abbott

Fb too glitchy to watch

Diana Lefferson
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Diana Lefferson

Chandrella Abbott we should do this with the boys

Deana Reb
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Deana Reb

Hi from Benton Arkansas

Kristi McCalip Canfield
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Kristi McCalip Canfield

Hi from Oklahoma!!

Kristi McCalip Canfield
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Kristi McCalip Canfield

Finally getting to watch!! EXCITED!!

Crystal Amezquita
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Crystal Amezquita

Hi from oak harbor, Washington U0001f64bU0001f3fb

Tina Rollins
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Tina Rollins

Thanks for sharing this is great!

Shannon Urtheil Kinkle
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Shannon Urtheil Kinkle

That looks like fun! Thank you for sharing. I will definitely give that a go with the family this summer!

Sara Kruger
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Sara Kruger

Is this live?

Juliette Cagnolatti
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Juliette Cagnolatti

Las Vegas, Whoot

Claudetta Williams
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Claudetta Williams

real neat; Victorville, CA

Nichole Massey
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Nichole Massey

Does it need to dry first

Nichole Massey
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Nichole Massey

Do u let it dry first

Randee Sue Pratt
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Randee Sue Pratt

My nieces are going to love this. What a neat project.

Withered Waste
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Withered Waste

Its saturday here in MALDIVES

Withered Waste
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Withered Waste

Your kids ♡

Candace Scicchitano
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Candace Scicchitano

Hi feom California

Withered Waste
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Withered Waste

Hi from maldives

Randee Sue Pratt
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Randee Sue Pratt

Hey all y’all from IDAHO

Kim Cyr Baker
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Kim Cyr Baker

I’m a nanny for a 6 year old girl and she LOVES crafts! I needed a new craft. Thank YOU soooooo much!!!!!!!

Doris Timmins-Swinford
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Doris Timmins-Swinford

Shared this with my daughter-in-law to do with the kiddoesU0001f60a

Doris Timmins-Swinford
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Doris Timmins-Swinford

Hi from Idaho

Leland Gina
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Leland Gina

Gina from California

Melanie Lawlor Cooper
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Melanie Lawlor Cooper

Very cool craft! Will definitely have to do this summer with my girls!

Tonya Miller
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Tonya Miller

Alabama Roll Tide!

Cheryl A. Butler Ware
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Cheryl A. Butler Ware

Cheryl from Sacramento

Faith Mendez
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Faith Mendez

Bye so fun!

Jessica Peterson
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Jessica Peterson

Oops do for kids

Victoria Wester
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Victoria Wester

So sweet, you made a ladybug!!! Can’t wait to get back to class on Monday to share with my kiddos! Got to head off to a Birthday party right now—thanks!

Jessica Peterson
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Jessica Peterson

Any idea on what I can for kids for my wedding? I’m going to have a good amount of children all ages

Sissy Motito
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Sissy Motito

What kind of paper is that? Do I find d it at dollar store?

Jessica Peterson
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Jessica Peterson

Yes I was wondering if the medicine syringe would work

Jessica Peterson
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Jessica Peterson

Yes a straw! Great idea

Jessica Peterson
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Jessica Peterson

I don’t have a dropper I wonder what else I can use

Cindy Dunzelman Santos
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Cindy Dunzelman Santos

My triplets would like to request a turtle.

Kristie Chamberlain
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Kristie Chamberlain

Hello pretty Ladies

Toni Navarrette
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Toni Navarrette

I want to see it my nieces bday is on Friday I think this would be fun for them

Danyelle Wood
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Danyelle Wood

That’s a really pretty lady bug. U0001f41eU0001f41eU0001f41eU0001f41eU0001f41e

A Thrifty Mom
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A Thrifty Mom

Facebook glitched and our video paused.. its starting to clear for folks… try refreshing the screen again… hit reload button..

Danyelle Wood
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Danyelle Wood

Is that a lady bug?

Toni Navarrette
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Toni Navarrette

Still not good

Jodi Williamson Wells
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Jodi Williamson Wells

Just watch later I’m sure she will upload entire video later.

Jessica Peterson
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Jessica Peterson

Now it’s clear

Danyelle Wood
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Danyelle Wood

Yeah I keep refreshing.

Faith Mendez
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Faith Mendez

If you do this on regular paper would the die bleed through and ruin it?

Danyelle Wood
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Danyelle Wood

Now it’s fine.

A Thrifty Mom
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A Thrifty Mom

try refreshing your browser.. hit the reload button.. facebook had a glitch then then

Jessica Peterson
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Jessica Peterson

Yes breaking up here too

Cindy Dunzelman Santos
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Cindy Dunzelman Santos

My triplets are dying to try this project. I’m a k teacher and used to do this project many years ago with my class.

Leilani Cristal-Castillo
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Leilani Cristal-Castillo

You’re breaking up

Juanita Bellinger
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Juanita Bellinger

Love crafting! I still do being creative is wondering outlet.

Patti J Peck Thornton
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Patti J Peck Thornton

I did this in Girl Scouts many years ago!

Jessica Peterson
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Jessica Peterson

I love this

Victoria Wester
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Victoria Wester

We are studying “Insects”, so can’t wait to make ladybugs and bumblebees using this process! Thanks!

Kris Smith Trejo
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Kris Smith Trejo

This will be fun for the kids,at our family reunion

Murina Julie
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Murina Julie

Stacii Menicoche something to do with Lilly

Diana Harris
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Diana Harris

Peace river Alberta Canada , gonna do this with my kids the next rainy day

Suzi Stone
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Suzi Stone

Thanks for sharing!! U0001f49bU0001f499U0001f49bU0001f499

Janay Garrett-Palmerton Lawrence
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Janay Garrett-Palmerton Lawrence

Cute fun idea!

Danyelle Wood
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Danyelle Wood

Faith – I’m doing alright…. Hanging in there.

Kimberly Kay Cummings
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Kimberly Kay Cummings

What does the finished pic look like?????

Faith Mendez
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Faith Mendez

How are you Danyelle

Danyelle Wood
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Danyelle Wood

That’s good Faith❤️

Suzi Stone
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Suzi Stone

That’s awesome!! U0001f499U0001f499U0001f499

Jessica Peterson
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Jessica Peterson

How do you make this

Debbie Wheeler
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Debbie Wheeler

Looks like fun!!

Faith Mendez
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Faith Mendez

Haha I’m good Danyelle

Suzi Stone
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Suzi Stone

Or orange n green for brown..

Danyelle Wood
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Danyelle Wood

Yes I did faith. How are you faith?

Heather Blau
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Heather Blau

that’s really cute!

Suzi Stone
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Suzi Stone

Red and green

Jenna Rose Viorato
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Jenna Rose Viorato

My 8 year old says it is beautiful

Mallory Nusbaum
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Mallory Nusbaum

Thanks for sharing this fun Craft. I’m gonna be going now 🙂

Faith Mendez
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Faith Mendez

Danyelle I see that yoh changed your profile picture haha

Heather Blau
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Heather Blau

You all are so cute! great family.

Jennifer Booth
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Jennifer Booth

Fort Stevens was a military base at the mouth of the Columbia River. You can walk around and see the structures left behind and take a walking tour of the underground bunker. Another part of thr park has remains of a pirate ship on the beach.

Heather Blau
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Heather Blau

So it’s food coloring you are using?

Heather Blau
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Heather Blau

I’m from Lake Oswego Oregon, I live now in Franklin Idaho.

Jenna Rose Viorato
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Jenna Rose Viorato

Totally cute idea

Heather Blau
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Heather Blau

That’s wonderful! I need to post this to my page so I don’t forget.

Danae Hess
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Danae Hess

I love that this is cheap fun craft that kids will love♡

Jennifer Booth
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Jennifer Booth

Fort Stevens…spelled wrong above

Jennifer Booth
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Jennifer Booth

Put Fort Stephens on your itinerary next time in the Tillamook/Astoria area

Mallory Nusbaum
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Mallory Nusbaum

I like this craft for the cold oregon winter when you can’t really leave the house

Rebecca Jones Logsdon
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Rebecca Jones Logsdon

We do an art craft every Saturday with the kiddos! Definitely doing this tomorrow. Thanks for the awesome idea!

Rachel Pool
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Rachel Pool

What kind of paper are you using? Or does it matter?

Bianca Martinez
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Bianca Martinez

Great craft to make with the kids for father days.

Lisa Menefee Tarulli
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Lisa Menefee Tarulli

Love this idea. Gonna try with my so and next yr. With preschool class.. thanks for Sharing

Mallory Nusbaum
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Mallory Nusbaum

The coast is beautiful but so cold haha

Patricia Dickerson
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Patricia Dickerson

Hi from Amite, La. I like this. My grandkids would have a blast

Jennifer Booth
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Jennifer Booth

They were in Pacific City, OR

Faith Mendez
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Faith Mendez

Oh yea I forgot you were on vacation! Sorry haha

Jessi Inman
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Jessi Inman

Good! I miss kidpix too haha

Carissa Carlisle
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Carissa Carlisle

Where did you go on vacation?

Brooke Horner
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Brooke Horner

How much water to a drop of color?

Faith Mendez
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Faith Mendez

This is painting, but when will you do paint night again?