This is a quick, easy, and fun craft to do. I found it on Pinterest when I was desperately looking up something fun to do with salt. During the early stages of the Pandemic salt was hard to come by and I was excited to find some online, only for it to be iodine free. So now I have three giant salt containers of salt I don't want to cook with.
You Will Need:
- Glue (liquid)
- Paper (preferably card stock)
- Food Coloring
How It Works:
You can use a coloring page or draw something on the paper, I wrote my daughters name so she can practice her letters. Your child will trace the lines of the coloring page/whatever you wrote or drew on the paper with the glue. Next, it's time to generously sprinkle the paper with salt. Really.. cake that salt on there! Next, help your child shake the remaining salt in the garbage. It's the same concept you use with glitter. Have ready 4 separate small shallow dishes (or cups) with a tiny bit of water and food coloring. Once you shake the salt off the paper it's time to gently dab the salt with the paintbrush from the food coloring and water mixture. The color should slowly climb in the salt.
This is a GREAT opportunity to show your child how to mix colors! This also encourages creativity along with hand eye coordination.