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Watercolor Salt Art

Textured watercolor!

Learning Area:聽Art

Activity Time:聽10 Minutes (+30 minutes wait time)


Bring your creative visions to life! Using salt, glue sticks, and watercolor paint, your creations will have texture and dimensions you’ve never seen before.



路聽聽聽聽聽 1 bottle (4 fl oz) Elmer鈥檚 White School Glue

路聽聽聽聽聽 Cardstock paper

路聽聽聽聽聽 Iodized salt

路聽聽聽聽聽 Watercolor paint

路聽聽聽聽聽 Paint brush

路聽聽聽聽聽 Water




1.聽聽聽 Using your Elmer鈥檚 White Glue bottle like a pen, draw a design of your choosing on a piece of cardstock paper.

2.聽聽聽 While the glue is still wet, sprinkle a generous amount of salt on top of your design.

3.聽聽聽 Once your design has been covered, tilt your paper into a gathering area to remove any excess salt.

4.聽聽聽 Allow the glue to dry.

5.聽聽聽 Once the glue has dried, the salt and glue should be hard to the touch. Use your watercolor paint and paint brush to add paint on top of the salt and bring your design to life!

6.聽聽聽 Hang up your creation for all to enjoy.



Originally posted 2024

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