It’s getting close to the Fourth of July, and we realized that we haven’t made any new crafts for it yet. My daughter and I decided that a fireworks salt painting would be a quick and easy project.
This project is a lot of fun for kids. It can get a little messy, but that just makes it more enjoyable for them.
The supplies you will need to make a fireworks salt painting are, construction paper, glue, salt, watercolor paints, a paintbrush, and a cup of water. If you don’t have watercolor paints, you can use food coloring in water as a substitute.
First, have your child use the glue to draw fireworks on the construction paper.
After they finish drawing the fireworks, it is time to add the salt. You need to make sure that the glue is completely covered with the salt. It does not need as much salt as she added to her first firework, but we were able to shake it around and even that out. After the glue is coated in salt, shake of the excess.
Once you are finished with this step leave the paper sitting out until it is completely dry.
After the glue has finished drying, it is time to paint. Use the paintbrush and plenty of water to gently add paint to the salt. Gently touch the brush to the salt and the paint will spread through the salt. My daughter loved this part. It is really fun to watch the salt absorb the color from the paint.
After your child has finished painting, let the fireworks dry for a little while longer.
My daughter is very happy with how her fireworks salt painting turned out. She loves the texture that the salt gives.
I hope your kids enjoy this project as much as my daughter does.