Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Salt and Glue Paintings

I’m sure that most of you have done this before, because it’s a very popular idea on Pinterest. But I just wanted to share the results and to encourage you to do this with the kids, if you haven’t already.

This technique is interesting because the children will get a chance to notice how quickly salt absorbs food colouring and how colours mix to create new ones.

This is what you’ll need:
  • Food colouring;
  • Water (only if you have solid colours);
  • Pipettes/Droppers;
  • Thick paper;
  • Glue (white school glue works just fine);
  • Fine salt.
The children can draw whatever they want with glue, then quickly add salt to the drawing. When it’s dry, they can take food colouring with pipettes and drop it onto the salt drawings. The colours will spread and create wonderful paintings.

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