My daughter has been bugging me about Easter since the moment Christmas was officially over (for us, it’s when the tree comes down on the 1st).
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For this Easter Egg Watercolor Salt craft, you will need
table salt (I just buy the cheapest of the cheap)
*Elmer’s glue has been pretty difficult for me to find these days. It seems to me that everybody has jumped on the homemade slime bandwagon. Which is cool and all, it just makes it difficult to find the glue sometimes. For this project, after checking 2 stores, my husband was able to buy the ONLY glue left.
How to make your Easter Egg Watercolor Salt Masterpiece-
Take a piece of card stock and the Elmer’s glue, and draw an oval. This, of course, is the base of your Easter Egg. Depending on your kiddos age, they can decorate the inside of the egg. If they aren’t quite old enough yet, you can do that part for them and leave the more colorful parts to them.
Next, dump the salt all over. Trust me, the kids LOVE this part. If you want to let them help, be sure to put a drop cloth or something down. Make sure the salt is completely covering all of the glue.Carefully take your salt-glue sheet to the trash can and dump off any excess salt. Let the glue dry.
Once your work of art is dry, take it back to the trash can and dump off even more excess salt. If you gently tap the back of the page, the salt will come off. You only want salt to be left on your glue designs.
Finally for the fun part!! Give the kiddos some watercolors, brushes, and the Easter Egg salt design and let them beautify it! You can let them experiment with different tools like a brush, q-tips, eye droppers, or anything else you or your kiddo can think of.
This has been my daughter’s favorite craft to do lately. And she’s always asking to do it. It replaced her latest favorite craft, the Heart in a Heart pastel craft. Although, I bet if I broke out the stuff for it, she’d be all over those rainbow colors.
Here are some other fun ideas for this watercolor salt craft!!
Rhythms of Play, Rainbow Watercolor Salt Paint Shamrock
Dream a Little Bigger, Watercolor & Salt Paintings
Busy Mommy Media, Firework Salt Painting
The Artful Parent, Raised Salt Painting