Art comes in many different forms, this week my daughter read a beautiful book called, Linnea in Monet’s Garden which not only tells the story about Claude Monet through personal photographs and artwork but follows a sweet little girl, Linnea who wants to know more about this Impressionist artist. Perhaps our favorite part of the book is talking about Monet’s beautiful waterlily’s and how from afar, they blend beautifully and seem to float but up close they are full of texture and can’t be defined much at all. As it turns out, it was the perfect book to read for our Glistening Salt Art Paint Activity brought to us by KinderCare
This project can be absolutely anything you want it to be! Let your imagination run wild! Using things that you already have on hand, it’s easy and fun to do.
What you need:
Food Coloring or Liquid Water Colors
Jar of Water
Place tag board “canvas” onto a cookie sheet or old newspapers to contain the project and prevent messes. I would highly suggest using a cookie sheet.
Use the glue to cover paper in a fun pattern for the sky.
Liberally cover glue with salt and shake off excess.
Drip a few drops of food coloring or liquid water color onto the tag board, making sure to focus on the glued areas. The salt will absorb the color. If using food coloring, you can dip a brush in water and add
drips to the food color spots for a surprise.
Tilt the tray so the color rolls around the canvas, creating a beautiful, vibrant sky.
Add some more salt to the food coloring or water color to enhance the sparkle effect.
Paige and I created several works of art, but the following is our favorite!
For the different depths of color, I used the neon and assorted food coloring. This was such a fun project that we can do over and over again! Doesn’t the glistening paint look lovely on my refrigerator?
I liked this project because much like Monet’s work, from a distance the Glistening Salt Art looks different than what you see up close. Paige and I were able to talk about different works of art and why flowers are so much fun to paint! As summer fades, we have a beautiful reminder of the green grass, bright sun, fluffy clouds and summer flowers!
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