Salt painting is a fun activity to do with your older toddler or preschooler and so easy to set up! You can do this with things you probably already have around the house.
All you need is:
- water and food coloring, or watercolors
I created an apple printable for this activity, which you are welcome to grab below! You can also just write out words, draw pictures or have your kids draw the picture they want to paint!
Trace your design with a thick line of glue and then sprinkle salt on it so the glue is completely covered. My son loved helping with this part! Shake off the excess salt.
Have your kid use the dropper to drop the colored water onto the salt. This activity is great for fine motor skills! As you can see from this photo, we are still working on how to use the dropper correctly! If done correctly and carefully, the water will do right onto the salt and spread the color out to dye the salt/glue outline. This is great practice for control and coordination.
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Here is the “a is for apple” printable I created! Let me know if you use it and what other activities you might use it for!