Shamrock Salt Painting for kids

Salt Painting

Have you ever tried doing salt painting? This Shamrock Salt Painting for kids is a great place to start! Between this fun Shamrock art and my Papercraft Leprechaun Gnome, we are all set for St. Patricks day.

My kids love to see how the colors pop on top of the salt. And I love it too because it is the type of craft that will look good no matter what happens.

I don’t know about you, but sometimes I have the hardest time thinking of how to change up the kid’s everyday crafts. Your kids are going to love salt painting! The salt adds such a fun texture and makes the painting unique and a little bit more exciting!

Supplies:

  • Simple coloring page printed on white thick cardstock (recommended)
  • Watercolor paint palette
  • Water
  • Paintbrush
  • White glue
  • Salt

How to Make the Shamrock Salt Painting

  • Trace around the image on the coloring page with glue. 
  • Sprinkle glue with salt as you would with glitter. Tap the paper to settle the salt into any grooves. Gently lift the paper and shake to remove the excess salt.
  • Dip the paintbrush in water and blend with watercolor to soften. Saturate the paintbrush with watercolor. Then, gently touch the paintbrush to the salt. The color will spread.
  • Allow the picture to dry completely before displaying or gifting.

More St. Patrick’s Day Activities

Each year the leprechaun visits our house. What about you? A fun idea would be to have the kids set up a trap to try to catch the leprechaun. Here is a fun book you could purchase that will teach your kids How to Trap a Leprechaun. Another fun idea would be to have a St. Patrick’s day scavenger hunt. Grab a great list of things related to St. Patrick’s Day and get hunting!

To add in some rainbow fun for St. Patrick’s day grab a box of Fruit Loops! My kids love Fruit Loops and love them even more when they get to play with them. Why not make a fun activity out of them! Have your kids sort the different colors into rainbow-colored bowls. 

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Shamrock Salt Painting for kids

Shamrock Salt Painting for kids

Have you ever tried doing salt painting? This Shamrock Salt Painting for kids is a great place to start! Between this fun Shamrock art and my Papercraft Leprechaun Gnome, we are all set for St. Patricks day.

Materials

  • Simple coloring page printed on white thick cardstock (recommended)
  • Watercolor paint palette
  • Water
  • Paintbrush
  • White glue
  • Salt

Instructions

Trace around the image on the coloring page with glue. 

Sprinkle glue with salt as you would with glitter. Tap the paper to settle the salt into any grooves. Gently lift the paper and shake to remove the excess salt.

Dip the paintbrush in water and blend with watercolor to soften. Saturate the paintbrush with watercolor. Then, gently touch the paintbrush to the salt. The color will spread.

Allow the picture to dry completely before displaying or gifting.

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