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Habitot Children's Museum
2065 Kittredge Street
Berkeley, CA 94704
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Habitot at Home

Activity

raised salt painting

Kid made raised salt painting


Materials

  • Tray or baking sheet
  • White glue in squirt bottle
  • Table salt
  • Small paint brushes or plastic droppers
  • Liquid water colors or food colors in muffin tin or small bowls
  • Black or white construction paper (for best effect - any color ok)

Directions
  1. Lay paper on tray
  2. Let child squirt glue all over - squiggles, pictures, shapes
  3. Then sprinkle salt all over page - use a lot so the glue gets thoroughly covered
  4. Tap loose salt off and save it for another project
  5. Let child use dropper or small paintbrush to drip small bits of liquid color on the salt-covered squiggles. Don't use too much.
  6. Magic happens when the color spreads through the salt. Kids love seeing how far it will go, and if different colors will "meet."
  7. Let dry. Note the salt glue will crumble over time so put art work under glass or treat as temporary art
 
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