Making an Easter egg watercolor salt painting is a fun activity to do with kids as young as three-years-old. I know this because my daughter was focused and entertained with this activity for well over 20 minutes last year when we made one. That’s a long time for a child who gets bored easily. We also loved making playdough using peeps and dying our Easter eggs with shaving cream.
Easter Egg Watercolor Salt Painting Made Easy
Grab glue, salt, and watercolors for a super easy craft idea. Watching the salt change colors is pretty amazing too!
What supplies do you need to do watercolor salt painting?
- Cup of Water
- Construction Paper
- Cookie Sheet or use something disposable like these.
How to use watercolor salt painting to make an Easter Egg?
Place your paper inside your cookie sheet. Draw your desired shape using glue.
Immediately pour salt on your artwork. Shake the piece of paper back and forth to allow the glue to soak in the salt.
Then, shake the excess salt off the paper. Let it fall into the cookie sheet or back into your bowl. Your artwork should look similar to the photo below covered in salt.
Then lightly dap watercolor onto salt using a paintbrush. Little drops of watercolor work perfectly. The salt soaks it up and it’s fun to watch the color move.
I have seen some projects where people use pipettes too!
We made other shapes on black construction paper and the colors really popped! Use your imagination and creativity to come up with various art pieces.
This is a great activity to get kids to use their fine motor skills and focus. Not to mention it makes great artwork to display around the house.