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Coloured Salt

Salt is so entrancing as it pours, and it makes for an inexpensive material for practicing scooping, dumping, and other motor skills.

To Make Coloured Salt, You Will Need:

  • 1 cup salt

  • Ziploc bag or sealable Tupperware container

  • Food coloring or liquid watercolors

  • Water

  1. Measure 1 cup salt into a Ziploc bag or sealable Tupperware container.

  2. Add either 10 drops of food coloring and 1 teaspoon of water or 1 teaspoon of liquid watercolors.

  3. Seal bag or lid and shake vigorously until color is thoroughly combined with the salt.

  4. Spread salt in a shallow container and allow to dry overnight. Periodically mix salt and break up any clumps that form while it’s drying.

Writing or Drawing in Colored Salt

Smoothed-out salt in a shallow dish makes a perfect medium for practicing letters, spelling, or even drawing.

Painted Colored Salt Sculptures

Add 1 cup salt and 1 teaspoon water to a sealable bag or container and shake until well combined. Pack wet salt into a sandcastle mold and allow to dry for several days. Loosen and remove your salt sculpture and use liquid watercolors or diluted food coloring to paint with an eyedropper. Allow the painted sculpture to dry overnight before moving it.

Glowing Colored Salt

Add 1 cup salt and 1 teaspoon of neon(fluorescent) tempera paint to a sealable bag or container and shake until well-combined. Spread salt out on a sheet of wax paper or other resistant surface to dry overnight, periodically breaking up any clumps that form. Play with glowing salt in a dark room, using a black light to see it glow!

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