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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Does it work with sugar instead of salt.?

Donna Scott
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Does this work with sugar too?

Donna Scott
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Middle river md

Diana Lefferson
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Your phone sucks lol

Chandrella Abbott
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Fb too glitchy to watch

Diana Lefferson
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Chandrella Abbott we should do this with the boys

Deana Reb
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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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Hi from oak harbor, Washington U0001f64bU0001f3fb

Tina Rollins
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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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Is this live?

Juliette Cagnolatti
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Las Vegas, Whoot

Claudetta Williams
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real neat; Victorville, CA

Nichole Massey
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Does it need to dry first

Nichole Massey
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Do u let it dry first

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

Withered Waste
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Its saturday here in MALDIVES

Withered Waste
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Your kids ♡

Candace Scicchitano
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Hi feom California

Withered Waste
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Hi from maldives

Randee Sue Pratt
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Hey all y’all from IDAHO

Kim Cyr Baker
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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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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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Alabama Roll Tide!

Cheryl A. Butler Ware
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Cheryl A. Butler Ware

Cheryl from Sacramento

Faith Mendez
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Bye so fun!

Jessica Peterson
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Oops do for kids

Victoria Wester
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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!

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

Jessica Peterson
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Yes I was wondering if the medicine syringe would work

Jessica Peterson
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Yes a straw! Great idea

Jessica Peterson
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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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Hello pretty Ladies

Toni Navarrette
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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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That’s a really pretty lady bug. U0001f41eU0001f41eU0001f41eU0001f41eU0001f41e

A Thrifty Mom
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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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Is that a lady bug?

Toni Navarrette
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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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Now it’s clear

Danyelle Wood
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Yeah I keep refreshing.

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

Danyelle Wood
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Now it’s fine.

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

Jessica Peterson
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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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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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I love this

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

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

Murina Julie
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Stacii Menicoche something to do with Lilly

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

Suzi Stone
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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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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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How are you Danyelle

Danyelle Wood
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That’s good Faith❤️

Suzi Stone
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That’s awesome!! U0001f499U0001f499U0001f499

Jessica Peterson
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How do you make this

Debbie Wheeler
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Looks like fun!!

Faith Mendez
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Haha I’m good Danyelle

Suzi Stone
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Or orange n green for brown..

Danyelle Wood
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Yes I did faith. How are you faith?

Heather Blau
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that’s really cute!

Suzi Stone
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Red and green

Jenna Rose Viorato
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My 8 year old says it is beautiful

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

Faith Mendez
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Danyelle I see that yoh changed your profile picture haha

Heather Blau
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You all are so cute! great family.

Jennifer Booth
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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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So it’s food coloring you are using?

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

Jenna Rose Viorato
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Totally cute idea

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

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

Jennifer Booth
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Fort Stevens…spelled wrong above

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

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

Bianca Martinez
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Great craft to make with the kids for father days.

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

Mallory Nusbaum
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The coast is beautiful but so cold haha

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

Jennifer Booth
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They were in Pacific City, OR

Faith Mendez
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Oh yea I forgot you were on vacation! Sorry haha

Jessi Inman
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Good! I miss kidpix too haha

Carissa Carlisle
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Where did you go on vacation?

Brooke Horner
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How much water to a drop of color?

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