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DIY Home Sensory Activity: Salt Painting

Updated: Aug 3, 2021


Prep time: 10 minutes

Difficulty: Hard

Estimated Cost: 20 AED

Mess level:

Age: 3plus

What you need:

  • Paper/card

  • Salt

  • Food dye

  • Glue

  • Medicine droppers or paintbrushes


Squeeze glue designs onto your card/paper Sprinkle with salt and then add colour!

You can use a dropper or pipette or a paintbrush to add watercolor paint or for a more intense colour you can drop in food colouring.


Even if your kiddos aren’t the crafty type, every kid loves to paint with salt and watercolor or food coloring. Combine science and art with this easy absorption process.


A terrific art technique for toddlers and preschoolers to learn letter and name recognition while getting creative, but it can be used as a simple science activity as well. They will improve their fine motor control by squirting little drops of liquid watercolor onto the salt/glue image. The activity is jam-packed with teaching and learning opportunities: Science ie absorption, art ie colour recognition and colour blending, co-ordination ie pouring salt, shaking tray, concentration ie applying colour to a specific area on the paper and finally Literacy through letter recognition and formation, name recognition.

Top Tip:

Writing a child’s name is a great way for them to learn about letters but you can create anything.


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