Create bright, three-dimensional collages or fill glass jars with layers of sparkling color! Turn flat surfaces into imaginative, tactile, sparkly works of art, with salt as your main ingredient! Add rich, vibrant color, and great texture to any collage.
- To observe cause and effect
- To have fun with a sensory art activity
- To develop fine motor skills
Before You Start: Gather sand art bottles or recycle, small clean empty glass jars or bottles with lids from home. Set out funnels, rock salt or table salt, Liquid Watercolor™ paints, a 1/4 measuring cup, a tablespoon, BioColor® Shimmer Powder and paper towels.
Let's Get Started! Step 1. Add 1 Tbsp. of Colorations® Liquid Watercolor to ¼ cup of regular table salt or rock salt, and mix.
Step 2. Spread mixture out on a paper towel and microwave on high for 2 minutes.
Step 3. Using fingers break up the dried pieces until the consistency is granular again.
Step 4. Try adding baby oil or Metallic Powder for a shimmering effect. Adds rich, vibrant color, and great texture to any collage. (Does not work with gold, silver or white.)
Furthermore: Salt teaches children about science. It's very absorbent and reduces the freezing point of water. That's why rock salt is sprinkled onto roads after a snowstorm: it lowers the freezing point of water and makes driving safer. It's also used to make homemade ice cream. Think about it!
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