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Lesson Plans

RE: Grade 2 Lesson? Salty watercolor

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MaryAnn Kohl (maryann)
Tue, 27 Apr 99 11:23:14 -0700

The favorite art activity of all that I do with second grade kids is
Salty Watercolors.

matte board
salt in a tub, box, or tray
watercolors and brush
glue in squeeze bottle

Squeeze a design on the matte board with the glue.
Hold the matte board down in the tub and pour salt over it (liek glitter
in a way).
Sake off extra salt.
Gently touch a very full, wet brush of paint to the salt and watch the
colors shoot through the salt. Do not "scrub" - very gently touch the
point only to the salt.
Dry for an hour or so.

Note: Salt cracks and falls off if handled roughly. Sometimes I stretch
some SaranWrap over the completely dry salty design and tape to the back
to hold in any loose salt.

MaryAnn F. Kohl (WA)