A simple and beautiful activity. Sometimes it’s nice to change up a simple activity of painting with something that is just a little different. We’ve found this to be a perfect activity for children who find painting a stressful activity and get frustrated when their picture doesn’t turn out how they imagined. The beauty of using salt is that each picture comes out differently and each picture is perfectly imperfect. This is also a perfect activity to do with siblings of different ages as it is simple, quick and interesting.
Paint the card with water and then go over with watercolours. Make sure to use lots of different colours. When finished sprinkle salt all over the card. As the paint dries the salt soaks up some of the colours and leaves interesting and pretty patterns. When dry just brush off the salt to leave you with your beautiful picture.