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A picture magically emerges as you add colour and it absorbs along the salt lines.


Material

  • 1 sheet A4 paper
  • 1 squeeze bottle of pva glue
  • 4-6 tbsp table salt
  • 1 paper cup (per colour selected)
  • 1/4 cup water (per colour selected)
  • 4 drops food colouring (per colour selected)
  • 1 paint brush (per colour selected)

Method

  1. Create a picture with the glue on an A4 sheet of paper.
  2. Sprinkle salt over the glue and leave to dry, preferably over night
  3. Mix the food colouring with water in the paper cup. Using the paintbrush, dab places on your salt drawing and watch the salt soak it in and magically colour in your picture. Leave to dry.

Notes

You can also colour the paper in with the food colouring if you wish.




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  • chicken83
    • 03 Mar 2014
      6:02 pm

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  • Oooohhhhh, the salt actually absorbs the colour. That’s clever, so much artistic talent to be applied there

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  • My little man would find this amazing.

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  • It’s great seeing the colours change


    • You could frame it and put on the bedroom door

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  • I’ve never seen this before. Cooper’s painting looks amazing. Thank you for sharing.

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  • its a cooper style

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  • I have never tried this before. Definitely will be trying sometime soon!

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  • This is a great idea. I have a packet to use up in the cupboard. Thanks for sharing.

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  • this is a great idea. thanks for posting it

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  • Salt painting is a great idea to do

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  • Clever, creative and colourful. Love this idea. Great for cards and wrapping paper. Will try it for Christmas wrapping and cards. Thanks for sharing.

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  • Im gonna try this with my son.

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  • wow the salt really gives it that gorgeous effect, thanks for this

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  • An interesting activity to try! Great for a rainy day!

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  • This will be a perfect bit of fun for the rainy weekends we are having.

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  • thanks for sharing

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