Painting rainbows with salt and watercolors is a great technique to try.
Salt painting is not only fun, but allows children to use droppers – something they need to carefully control, so fun and fine motor practice at the same time!
We love salt painting and have created many a masterpiece using this technique!
You do need to have liquid watercolors available – and if you don’t have any, this is the easiest way to make them – you probably have all you need already at home!
Painting Rainbows Materials:
Thick Paper or Card
Clear school glue – Elmers glue like this one works a treat!
Fine kitchen salt
Liquid watercolors (or make your own)
I made up some watercolors and stood them all in a line!
It looked so pretty I did not want to disturb it!!
The colors of the Rainbow:
Violet (this is made with red & blue)
Then we painted glue rainbows – using a fair amount of glue…
Onto the glue we added fine salt – so now we had salt rainbows.
Using droppers we dropped watercolors onto each color of the rainbow!
These rainbows turned out very pretty!!
You can see in places we added a little to much liquid – but it was so much fun!
Such a beautiful result using an interesting technique!