Salt painting is so easy and something exciting for the kids, especially if you have kids that love art and crafts as mine do. It’s a quick art project to set up and only takes a few supplies that most of us have at our house. So, today we are sharing How to Make The Best Halloween Pumpkin Salt Painting. This pumpkin activity is perfect for all ages from toddlers on up. Add this pumpkin salt painting to your pumpkin lesson plans for a special hands-on activity.
Simple Fall Craft Activity for Kids
How to Make Halloween Pumpkin Salt Painting with Kids
Being creative during Halloween is so much fun! This Halloween Pumpkin Salt Painting is a simple and creative activity for your child.
Not only does it take just moments to do, but it’s certain to bring out your child’s creativity as well. And if you need some homemade decorations for Halloween, this is one easy way to make perfect pumpkin decoration the kids can display!
What is salt painting?
It’s a simple painting method that uses very few ingredients to create beautiful artwork. With the combination of salt, glue, and watercolor, your child will find themselves painting for hours.
Why does salt react with watercolors?
The salt actually reacts with the watercolor by soaking up everything but the color pigments. It’s because of the chemical reaction that makes the process work.
Salt Painting Science
The salt absorbs or soaks up the water through a chemical action. Salt can absorb both liquid water and water vapor in the air. Which means any salt painting activity is a Salt Painting Science Experiment.
Salt Painting is a fun way to combine art and science together.
Salt painting is a fun process art activity to do with kids. Whether it’s Pumpkin Salt Painting for a fall theme or Christmas painting for kids during winter, raised salt painting is exciting and even works your kids fine motor skills.
What you will need to make your Salt Painting is in this picture below. However, I have it displayed in list form to print out towards the bottom of the page. Enjoy!
Watercolor Salt Painting for Kids
Start by drawing a picture of a pumpkin on the piece of paper.
Squeeze glue on the white lines of the pumpkin picture you drew.
Now sprinkle a good coat of salt over all the glue making sure it is coated well. Then shake off the excess.
Wet your paintbrush with water then dip it into the paint and lightly brush onto the salt. You can also gently tap it on as well.
Halloween Watercolor Painting
Let this set and dry for a few hours. You can also give your pumpkin a face and make this a salt painted Jack O Lantern if you want. Have fun!
Fun Fall Craft Project for kids!
Just add in a few of your favorite Pumpkin Books and you have the beginning of a perfect fall theme for your kids.
Makes a Great Pumpkin Salt Painting Preschool Craft
Pumpkin Salt Painting
1. Draw a picture of a pumpkin on the piece of paper.
2. Squeeze glue on the white lines of the pumpkin picture you drew.
3. Now sprinkle a good coat of salt over all the glue making sure it is coated well. Then shake off the excess.
4. Wet your paintbrush with water then dip it into the paint and lightly brush onto the salt. You can also gently tap it on as well.
5. Let this set and dry for a few hours.
Fun Fall Salt Paint Craft Project for kids!
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