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Sparkly Winter Salt Art

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Children will enjoy creating these sparkly winter paintings using paint, glue and salt.

Materials Needed:

  • Washable tempera paint (blue and white)
  • Paint brushes,
  • Thick art paper
  • Epsom salt
  • Washable white liquid school glue

What to do:

  • Blob a spoonful of blue and white paint onto the child's paper.
  • Encourage the child to mix the white and blue paint together to make different patterns.
  • Before the paint dries, squirt white liquid school glue all over the painting.
  • The child then can sprinkle Epsom salt over the glue.
  • Shake off the the remaining salt.
  • Let it dry.

Hints and Tips:

  • Epsom salts have a larger crystal than regular table salt or even kosher salt.
  • Use regulate crystal salt, if Epsom salt isn't available.
  • Instead of using a paintbrush use a different medium such as cotton balls, balloons, toothbrush etc.

Reference:
Sparkly Winter Paintings, Stay At Home Educator

Additional Info

  • Appropriate Age: 4 year+
  • Number of Children: Individual (1)
  • Developmental Milestones:

    Fine Motor Development Preschoolers 

    established hand preference
    manipulates small objects
    holds object between thumb and first two fingers

    Cognitive Development Preschoolers
    describes pictures in detail
    able to identify and name primary colours
    increased concentration
    understands positional words (middle, end)
    answers simple questions
    follows simple instructions
    identify and name secondary colours
    learns through observations and social interactions

    understands order and process

  • Play Based Learning: Creative Play
  • Interest Areas: Art and Craft
  • Games Categories: Art and Craft, Creative Play Games
  • EYLF Outcomes: Learning Outcome 5
  • Sub Outcomes:

    5.4 Children begin to understand how symbols and pattern systems work.

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