Have you ever tried salt painting? It is a fun and fascinating process and working with the glue is wonderful for honing those fine motor skills. That and the kids love shaking the salt. These salt painted Easter eggs are so much fun to make, you will want to make them again and again.
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What you will need:
Start with a piece of watercolor paper. We like to cut our paper into quarters and work on smaller canvases, but you can choose to use a full sheet. Draw your own egg or use our printable template. If you use the template. trim your watercolor paper to a 8.5X11 size before putting it into the printer.
It can get messy, so prepare your area by laying down newspaper or cardboard to work on. Squeeze a line of glue around the shape of your egg.
Squeeze the glue inside of the egg shape to design your egg. Draw straight lines, zig zags, wavy lines, dots or whatever else you can think off.
Shake salt over the top of your egg making sure to cover all of the glue.
Shake off the excess salt and set it aside to use if you are making multiple eggs.
I have been asked many times if you have to let the glue dry before applying the paint. You do not have too, but you can try it both ways to see if there is one that you prefer. Use a paint brush and lightly touch the salt with liquid watercolors. Watch how the paint feathers out.
Set the painting aside to dry. When it has dried completely, shake off any additional loose salt.
The colors will fade slightly upon drying. You can see the difference between the photo above and below.
My daughter had a few drips on the outside of her egg and chose to cut around her egg shape when it dried, which is a great idea too.
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