For today’s fine motor activity I decided we would do a bit of art. I have always wanted to try the salt painting method so decided to tie it in with some awesome fine motor practice.
How to do salt painting
You will need some card stock or thicker than usual paper, glue, salt and water paints. For ours I used water with food coloring.
To add some more fine motor skills I also included the use of an eye dropper for this salt painting exploration.
Have the kids squeeze the glue out all over their paper. I found using color card looked stunning.
Sprinkle the salt heavily on the glue, don’t be afraid. I used a tray for this, which allowed us to shake off the salt and put it back onto the paper.
Once you are ready use an eye dropper to add color to the creations! Other items you can use to add color include a small paint brush.
Once you have colored your salt painting let it dry out and admire the work.
We also explored the absorption of the color by the salt on a painted wet surface. These made rather nice salt painting patterns.
Pin this salt painting for later!
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