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.
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.
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Does it work with sugar instead of salt.?
Does this work with sugar too?
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Chandrella Abbott we should do this with the boys
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Thanks for sharing this is great!
That looks like fun! Thank you for sharing. I will definitely give that a go with the family this summer!
Is this live?
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real neat; Victorville, CA
Does it need to dry first
Do u let it dry first
My nieces are going to love this. What a neat project.
Its saturday here in MALDIVES
Your kids ♡
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Hey all y’all from IDAHO
I’m a nanny for a 6 year old girl and she LOVES crafts! I needed a new craft. Thank YOU soooooo much!!!!!!!
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Gina from California
Very cool craft! Will definitely have to do this summer with my girls!
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Bye so fun!
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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!
Any idea on what I can for kids for my wedding? I’m going to have a good amount of children all ages
What kind of paper is that? Do I find d it at dollar store?
Yes I was wondering if the medicine syringe would work
Yes a straw! Great idea
I don’t have a dropper I wonder what else I can use
My triplets would like to request a turtle.
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I want to see it my nieces bday is on Friday I think this would be fun for them
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If you do this on regular paper would the die bleed through and ruin it?
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Yes breaking up here too
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.
You’re breaking up
Love crafting! I still do being creative is wondering outlet.
I did this in Girl Scouts many years ago!
I love this
We are studying “Insects”, so can’t wait to make ladybugs and bumblebees using this process! Thanks!
This will be fun for the kids,at our family reunion
Peace river Alberta Canada , gonna do this with my kids the next rainy day
Stacii Menicoche something to do with Lilly
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Cute fun idea!
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What does the finished pic look like?????
How are you Danyelle
That’s good Faith❤️
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How do you make this
Looks like fun!!
Haha I’m good Danyelle
Or orange n green for brown..
Yes I did faith. How are you faith?
that’s really cute!
Red and green
My 8 year old says it is beautiful
Thanks for sharing this fun Craft. I’m gonna be going now 🙂
Danyelle I see that yoh changed your profile picture haha
You all are so cute! great family.
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.
So it’s food coloring you are using?
I’m from Lake Oswego Oregon, I live now in Franklin Idaho.
Totally cute idea
That’s wonderful! I need to post this to my page so I don’t forget.
I love that this is cheap fun craft that kids will love♡
Fort Stevens…spelled wrong above
Put Fort Stephens on your itinerary next time in the Tillamook/Astoria area
I like this craft for the cold oregon winter when you can’t really leave the house
We do an art craft every Saturday with the kiddos! Definitely doing this tomorrow. Thanks for the awesome idea!
What kind of paper are you using? Or does it matter?
Great craft to make with the kids for father days.
The coast is beautiful but so cold haha
Love this idea. Gonna try with my so and next yr. With preschool class.. thanks for Sharing
Hi from Amite, La. I like this. My grandkids would have a blast
They were in Pacific City, OR
Oh yea I forgot you were on vacation! Sorry haha
Good! I miss kidpix too haha
Where did you go on vacation?
How much water to a drop of color?
This is painting, but when will you do paint night again?
I do jessi!!
Thank you for your time that was awesome! Video stopped on me 🙁
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Hey you should make some decorations for sea breeze bakery
Was looking for new craft idea for my kids they will love this!
It’s like a real life version of using the paint can on on Microsoft paint! Do kids even know what that is anymore??!! U0001f602
Make a heart shape
I can’t wait to do it with my little sister
Looks like fun, and it’s pretty!
This is awesome! Doing this with my sunday school class!
Love it totally gunna do this with my kiddos
I would llke to do this
Super kids, gotta try this with my niece and nephew
My grand daughter will love this
This is awesome
I am 41 and wanna do this!! Lol
It’s kind of what we did in elementary school but I think we dyed the salt and just put it right on the glue.
One drop color to how much water?
My kids are to little but this is cool and it’ll be a plan in the near future
My kids will LOVVVVVVE this!!!!
Does it need to dry before you do the color? (Like the butterfly you set aside)
What a great craft
That’s so cool!!!
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Your kids are so cute lol!
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If I’m thinking what you are doing, we did this same thing in elementary school. We did it with like aztec drawings or whatever. Like the ones you see on sides of mountains.
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Hi Victoria, from Eugene here too!
And we r from everywhere lol can’t wait to see the project!
Hi!!! From Eugene, Oregon! Hopefully this will be great for my 2 year old preschoolers!!!
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We just did this with watercolor paints at my summer art camp @ Creation Station in Columbus TEXAS!!!!
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