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Salt Painting Activity

Expressing oneself creatively is a great way to keep your mind active, socialize with others and experience new opportunities. With this unique, yet easy, art activity, your loved one (and yourself!) can get creative and watch the movement of paint flow through the piece.

Raised Salt Art


What you need:

  • Cardboard or card stock paper

  • Table Salt

  • Paint brush, thin

  • Liquid Watercolour paint

  • White craft glue

What to do:

  1. On a piece of cardstock paper (or cardboard cut into a basic shape), “draw” a design using the white craft glue.

  2. Sprinkle a good amount of table salt onto the glue lines; discarding any loose salt.

  3. With a thin paintbrush, dab a drop of paint onto one area of the salted glue and watch as the paint flows through the salt. Keep dabbing in areas, changing up the colour paint you use, until all of the salted glue lines are covered.

  4. Allow to completely dry.

For videos showing the process, visit YouTube and search a variety of how-to videos like this one!