This is such an easy and fun craft that incorporates a little bit of science! You only need a few materials that most of you probably have lying around your house. Have you ever painted with watercolors on salt? The watercolor travels along the salt making it so much fun for kids to watch, they will want to do it again and again!
To make this wintery, we made our salt in the shape of a snowflake. We usually do this by drawing with glue on paper and sprinkling salt on the wet glue. Today we tried it on parchment paper so that we could remove the snowflakes once they were dry. You could use wax paper as well, it might even work better I just only had parchment on hand.
Once you have your salt shapes you can start to paint! If your child can paint lightly you can do this while the glue is still a bit wet since the salt coats it well; however, if that is too difficult to do (like it was for my 17 month old) then you can let the glue dry, it will still work just as well.
After they are finished painting, just lay these out to dry. I had hoped to be able to peel these off of the parchment paper and have them still look like snowflakes…
They kind of looked like brightly colored spiders…
So instead I just cut them out in the parchment paper and hung them on the window as decoration!
Even if you don’t find a good use for these, the process is still a lot of fun for kids!
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