Salt painting is a really fun activity to do with the kiddos without a ton of supplies or expense. This activity is super easy but provides a ton of fun for children.

We love Arts and Crafts for Kids and Salt Painting does not disappoint. Salt Art is so pretty and kids will love glue painting. It's inexpensive and so fun!

Salt Painting

I’m always trying to come up with new ideas and crafts to do with the kids and we recently tried salt painting. We love to do activities that are fun but do not require a ton of supplies or expense.

We learned how to make puffy paint and today it’s all about Salt Painting.  It’s a really fun activity and it’s always a big hit.

Check out this video on how to do this Easy Salt Painting for Kids!

You will probably have most of the supplies on hand so it’s all very easy to put together. This is an inexpensive activity but will keep the kiddos attention for quite some time.

It is a win-win!

We love Arts and Crafts for Kids and Salt Painting does not disappoint. Salt Art is so pretty and kids will love glue painting. It's inexpensive and so fun!

What is raised salt painting?

Kid’s get to make a design out of glue and then salt is sprinkled over the design. Watercolors complete the design for a gorgeous craft project.

I use Crayola water colors but you can use the brand you prefer. It’s such a simple project and so cheap to make that you will love doing this!

Don’t forget to use card stock because you need something that will hold up to the salt and paint. Regular paper will be too thin.

We love Arts and Crafts for Kids and Salt Painting does not disappoint. Salt Art is so pretty and kids will love glue painting. It's inexpensive and so fun!

Can you add salt to paint?

Yes you can. The salt absorbs liquid and makes a super cool design.

It is always fun to see how the design turns out. Everyone can show off their creativity.

We love Arts and Crafts for Kids and Salt Painting does not disappoint. Salt Art is so pretty and kids will love glue painting. It's inexpensive and so fun!

Materials:

We love Arts and Crafts for Kids and Salt Painting does not disappoint. Salt Art is so pretty and kids will love glue painting. It's inexpensive and so fun!

How do you do salt painting?

1. Use white glue to draw a design or picture onto a piece of card stock. I like to cut small pieces that fit onto a paper plate.

We love Arts and Crafts for Kids and Salt Painting does not disappoint. Salt Art is so pretty and kids will love glue painting. It's inexpensive and so fun!

2. Once you are finished with your glue drawing, liberally sprinkle salt onto the glue.

We love Arts and Crafts for Kids and Salt Painting does not disappoint. Salt Art is so pretty and kids will love glue painting. It's inexpensive and so fun!

3. Gently shake off onto the paper plate and set the plate aside.

4. Place your salt covered card stock onto a flat surface covered with newspaper or wax paper.

5. Use watercolor paints to gently paint onto the salt. This is so neat to see the picture come together with lots of gorgeous colors.

We love Arts and Crafts for Kids and Salt Painting does not disappoint. Salt Art is so pretty and kids will love glue painting. It's inexpensive and so fun!
We love Arts and Crafts for Kids and Salt Painting does not disappoint. Salt Art is so pretty and kids will love glue painting. It's inexpensive and so fun!

6. You won’t need a lot of water, but the more pigment color you have on your brush the better. Once finished, set aside to dry completely.

We love Arts and Crafts for Kids and Salt Painting does not disappoint. Salt Art is so pretty and kids will love glue painting. It's inexpensive and so fun!

Salt painting is such a fun and inexpensive craft to do with the kids! 

We love art projects and this one is so simple and easy. Raised salt painting is a great boredom buster for children and fun process art.

The entire painting process is neat. Salt and glue combine for a really neat project. The kids are always amazed at how each picture turns out and how much fun it all is!

Everyone’s creativity really shines and it is fun to see. This is great for children of all ages and a simple but cost effective art project to try!

We love projects that are frugal but fun. That is a must around here as we always try to stay on budget and implement activities that are inexpensive.

This is a great reminder that it does not have to be complicated or expensive to be fun!

We love Arts and Crafts for Kids and Salt Painting does not disappoint. Salt Art is so pretty and kids will love glue painting. It's inexpensive and so fun!

Make Salt Art today and see all the different creations you can make!

Kid’s of all ages enjoy doing this activity! Gather the kids and start crafting!

This is also a fun activity for a group of kids or even a party! Everyone can make the design they prefer.

Just remember to use card stock because regular copier paper will not hold up! Have fun with this cool Glue Painting!

Gather the kids and have a blast! Everyone will love painting with salt and water. It is a blast to use water colors to see the design come alive.

We love Arts and Crafts for Kids and Salt Painting does not disappoint. Salt Art is so pretty and kids will love glue painting. It's inexpensive and so fun!

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We love trying new activities and have tried so many different DIY fun activities. There are lots of cool ideas to try.

Get started today and let us know what you try. These are perfect for rainy day activities or when it is simply too hot to play outside.

The kids will be entertained for hours! Yeah!

No need to spend tons of money with inexpensive projects like these to try that are so fun! Choose one or several ideas and be prepared for a ton of fun with the family!

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We love Arts and Crafts for Kids and Salt Painting does not disappoint. Salt Art is so pretty and kids will love glue painting. It's inexpensive and so fun!

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We are going to show you how to make puffy paint and it is super easy for a really fun activity at home.

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We love Arts and Crafts for Kids and Salt Painting does not disappoint. Salt Art is so pretty and kids will love glue painting. It's inexpensive and so fun!

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  1. 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼❤️ AWESOME!! THANKS for Sharing 😊 This Looks Like fun!! The grandkids are out of school now And can do ALL sorts of fun things in Between sports AND miscellaneous summer fun . I Found Some GREAT slime recipe on Pinterest And my Grandkids LOVED it 👍🏼❤️ Thanks And G-d Bless ❤️

  2. Thanks for sharing, my girls, ages 4 and 7 loved this! They each sat and did 3 pictures. Love that it was easy set up and I had all supplies on hand.

  3. GOOD MORNING,
    I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW IF YOU CAN LET THE GLUE/SALT DRY BEFOR PAINTING??? SORRY I ALWAY TYPE IN CAPS, JUST EASIER FOR ME.
    I AM PLANNING THIS FOR OUR LETTER “J” WEEK SOON.
    THANK YOU!