Here is a fun and easy activity for the little ones! With some school glue, table salt and water colors, your kids can have so much fun making these salt paintings!

This Kids Salt Painting activity is one for the books! Super cute and very easy to make - your kids will love using all of the supplies required to complete this craft. I mean, come on: how can they resist white glue, salt and tons of paint?!

My tutorial for this Kids Salt Painting activity is really easy to follow. Plus, it comes with a free printable, so you can get started right away! Just fill out the form below and you will get FREE access to my complete printables library!

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Tools and Materials Needed:

  • Simple coloring page printed on white thick cardstock (recommended)
  • Watercolor paint palette
  • Water
  • Paintbrush
  • White glue
  • Salt
This Kids Salt Painting activity is one for the books! Super cute and very easy to make - your kids will love using all of the supplies required to complete this craft. I mean, come on: how can they resist white glue, salt and tons of paint?!
This Kids Salt Painting activity is one for the books! Super cute and very easy to make - your kids will love using all of the supplies required to complete this craft. I mean, come on: how can they resist white glue, salt and tons of paint?!

Directions:

Begin by tracing around the image on the coloring page with white glue.

This Kids Salt Painting activity is one for the books! Super cute and very easy to make - your kids will love using all of the supplies required to complete this craft. I mean, come on: how can they resist white glue, salt and tons of paint?!
This Kids Salt Painting activity is one for the books! Super cute and very easy to make - your kids will love using all of the supplies required to complete this craft. I mean, come on: how can they resist white glue, salt and tons of paint?!

Next, sprinkle salt on the glue outline – similar to what you would do with glitter. Tap the paper so the salt settles into any grooves. Then, gently lift the paper and shake to remove excess salt.

This Kids Salt Painting activity is one for the books! Super cute and very easy to make - your kids will love using all of the supplies required to complete this craft. I mean, come on: how can they resist white glue, salt and tons of paint?!
This Kids Salt Painting activity is one for the books! Super cute and very easy to make - your kids will love using all of the supplies required to complete this craft. I mean, come on: how can they resist white glue, salt and tons of paint?!

To add color to your creation, dip a paintbrush in water and blend with watercolor. This will give it a softer shade. To saturate the color, add more watercolor. Gently touch the paintbrush to the salt and watch the color spread!

This Kids Salt Painting activity is one for the books! Super cute and very easy to make - your kids will love using all of the supplies required to complete this craft. I mean, come on: how can they resist white glue, salt and tons of paint?!

Allow the picture to dry completely – then display or give as a unique gift!

This Kids Salt Painting activity is one for the books! Super cute and very easy to make - your kids will love using all of the supplies required to complete this craft. I mean, come on: how can they resist white glue, salt and tons of paint?!
This Kids Salt Painting activity is one for the books! Super cute and very easy to make - your kids will love using all of the supplies required to complete this craft. I mean, come on: how can they resist white glue, salt and tons of paint?!
This Kids Salt Painting activity is one for the books! Super cute and very easy to make - your kids will love using all of the supplies required to complete this craft. I mean, come on: how can they resist white glue, salt and tons of paint?!
This Kids Salt Painting activity is one for the books! Super cute and very easy to make - your kids will love using all of the supplies required to complete this craft. I mean, come on: how can they resist white glue, salt and tons of paint?!
This Kids Salt Painting activity is one for the books! Super cute and very easy to make - your kids will love using all of the supplies required to complete this craft. I mean, come on: how can they resist white glue, salt and tons of paint?!
This Kids Salt Painting activity is one for the books! Super cute and very easy to make - your kids will love using all of the supplies required to complete this craft. I mean, come on: how can they resist white glue, salt and tons of paint?!

Kids Salt Painting

This Kids Salt Painting activity is one for the books! Super cute and very easy to make - your kids will love using all of the supplies required to complete this craft. I mean, come on: how can they resist white glue, salt and tons of paint?!

Materials

  • Simple coloring page printed on white thick cardstock (recommended)
  • Watercolor paint palette
  • Water
  • Paintbrush
  • White glue
  • Salt

Tools

Instructions

  1. Begin by tracing around the image on the coloring page with white glue.
  2. Next, sprinkle salt on the glue outline - similar to what you would do with glitter. Tap the paper so the salt settles into any grooves. Then, gently lift the paper and shake to remove excess salt.
  3. To add color to your creation, dip a paintbrush in water and blend with watercolor. This will give it a softer shade. To saturate the color, add more watercolor. Gently touch the paintbrush to the salt and watch the color spread!
  4. Allow the picture to dry completely - then display or give as a unique gift!

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