My kids love fireworks, so this week we tried these gorgeous firework salt paintings that ended up being a huge hit!
First, I had the kids put a dot of glue on the page and then draw lines coming out of it like a firework. Next, we poured salt all over the painting – you’ll need a LOT of salt – to cover the glue. Don’t worry, you can brush it off into a paper bag and reuse for the next picture. Let this dry for a couple minutes then it’s time to paint! I gave the big kids watercolors (the key is to get the brush really wet and barely touch the salt). This was a little tricky for Tess, so we gave her pipettes.
Note: This is the type of artwork that sheds, so if you want to display we suggest putting it into a plastic sleeve. The color will disappear after a few days, so enjoy it while it lasts!
Happy Fourth of July!