Every now and again, the little guy and I stumble across an activity that’s a blast – both literally and figuratively. This Quick & Easy Salt Painting Idea for Preschoolers is that and then some.
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We learned all about reactions, which meant the little guy got the opportunity to experience some really cool stuff.
We got creative with salt and watercolors and had lots of fun exploring the reaction between the two.
Quick & Easy Salt Painting Idea for Preschoolers
What you’ll need
- Glass of Water
- Bowl of Salt
Here’s how to do it
I gave the little guy a tray with a piece of white paper, a glass of water, a bowl of salt, and some watercolors. I encouraged him to dip his paintbrush in the water, swirl it around in the paint, and then sprinkle the salt over his design.
Let me just tell you that when the salt and watercolor combine, it creates quite a dramatic effect.
All the sparkling colors will have your little kids in awe. I know mine definitely was.
The watercolor and salt are so beautiful when they mix together.
It’s almost magical and I loved watching his expressions as he created a work of art using science.
Obviously a two or three year old isn’t really going to understand the idea of a chemical reaction, but that doesn’t take away from the wonder of it all.
Everything else aside, this activity makes for an amazing sensory experience for little kids. You’re definitely going to want to try it out.
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