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DIY Home Sensory Activity: Salt Painting

Updated: Aug 3, 2021

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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

Instructions:


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.


Notes:


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.


Benefits:


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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