Salt painting is a winning craft in our home. With Easter on the horizon, we whipped up this Easter Egg Salt Painting to get in the spirit of the season. Raised salt paintings can provide hours of endless fun for little ones!
Just grab your salt, glue and a few other supplies and you can start creating fun and easy designs in a matter of minutes! For this craft, in particular, we went with an Easter egg theme! I loved adding the fun designs you would normally see on an Easter egg! Simple to do, and with a little drawing of glue, you are ready to create.
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Easy Easter Egg Salt Painting
If your child is a bit young for adding a design of their own egg, then do that part for them. Then sprinkle and shake off the salt, and let them handle adding the food coloring drops to the page to create colors instantly before their eyes! No matter what their age is you can help them work through the steps to making their own salt painting.
Can You Use Watercolor Paint Instead of Food Coloring
Absolutely! I reached for food coloring because it was what we had on hand. But if you have a watercolor paint set, go for that! Either option works great at adding color to the glue salt lines.
Best Paper To use For Salt Painting
Reach for a sturdy cardstock, anything lighter and it will soak right through and not hold up. Plus the glue lines can feel a bit heavy, and your paper would collapse if you used like regular printer paper.
Supplies for Easter Egg Salt Painting Craft
- Colored Cardstock
- 1 Bottle of Elmer’s Glue
- Plastic Droppers
- 1 Container of Salt (Just buy the cheapest you will need a lot)
- 1 Box of Food Coloring
- Baking Pan or Large Plate
Directions for Easter Egg Salt Painting Craft
What To Do With Salt Paintings
Once your salt paintings have dried, feel free to pop them in a frame or hang right on the wall! Your child will love seeing their custom work of art on display in the home!