::: painting in salt
We found a great idea on another blog … sorry just can’t remember which one! … and thought we’d give it a try.
It involves glue, salt, card and coloured water!
The children’s first job (after writing their names - many still need reminding of this even after two years of reminding!) was to draw a pattern on card with a glue stick – such fun when you can’t really see it!
Next salt needed to be carefully placed over the glue …
with the excess shaken off.
Now the pattern was starting to appear!
Last job (the children are relishing these activities with various stages in them now) was to carefully drop coloured water onto the salt and let it be absorbed.
Just enough meant the paint followed the salt trail and da dah, the pattern was fully disclosed …
Too much paint meant it was lots of fun squeezing those eye droppers, but don’t worry about the salt pattern!
So saying that, even these ones retained a lovely texture and interesting look.
We saw lots of very interesting patterns …
and textures emerge …
in this lovely activity!
P.S. November 22nd 2010
Thanks to Tracy we now know where we first found this great activity. Please be sure to pop over and visit … http://jojoebi.blogspot.com/2010/02/salt-painting.html … Thank you!