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Lesson Plans

Salt Art

From: maryannkohl (maryann)
Date: Fri Jul 07 2000 - 10:37:36 PDT

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    Salt Art

    You need:
    cup of table salt, food coloring, container with lid, spoon, colored
    sand, white glue, water, cookie sheet, paper plates, paint, brushes,
    pencil, marker

    Pour salt into the container and add several drops of food coloring.
    Stir until the salt is evenly colored. The more coloring you add, the
    deeper the color of salt. Set the open container in a warm, dry place.
    Let the salt dry by stirring damp salt to the top from time to time.

    Mix 2 tablespoons of glue with 1 teaspoon of water together in a cup.

    Use a pencil or marker to draw your design on the item you have chosen to
    paint. Use a paintbrush to paint all areas where you want one color of
    sand or salt to stick.

    Use a spoon or your fingers to sprinkle the sand or salt over the glue.
    Let it set for a few moments.

    Gently turn the item over a tray or paper plate and tap to let the extra
    sand/salt fall off. Set the item aside. Pour the extra sand or salt in
    the tray back into the container of colored sand/salt.

    Continue painting the glue, sprinkling the sand/salt and turning the item
    over for each color until your sand painting is complete.

    You can use colored salt or sand to decorate paper, picture frames, jars
    or even pots!




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