We did the salty watercolors art project with a small art group on Wednesday. It's a fun process-oriented activity that I found in MaryAnn Kohl's Scribble Art. Here's how we did it:
Salty Watercolors Art
1. First, squeeze glue onto mat board or poster board (regular paper will buckle) in any design desired. These kids used abstract designs but older children might enjoy drawing pictures with the glue.
2. Then, cover the glue design with salt. I dump a container of cheap Morton's salt into a 9 x 13 inch baking dish for this part. The kids set their artwork in the dish and sprinkle salt generously on top then tip the mat board to dump off the excess salt.
3. Finally, gently touch a paintbrush loaded with watercolor paint to the salt covered glue and watch the color travel through the design. This part is lots of fun!
Some children, especially younger ones, will want to scrub the design with their paintbrush which is okay too —it'll just have a different finished look.
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