This was pretty neat. When you touched the paint brush to the salt, the color would run down the line. little Mister was real intent about watching it every time. When two different colors "collided", I would hear an audible gasp! I love this sweet inquisitive guy!
Objective- Notices differences in colors (MS Early Learning Guidelines for Infants and Toddlers: Scientific Development 3.3.3)
Materials- Salt, glue, card stock, acrylic paints (watered down) or watercolors, paint brushes, large shallow dish.
1. Place card stock in a shallow dish.
2. Squeeze glue onto paper. Make designs or simple scribbles.
3. Pour salt on the paper and move the pan around until all the glue is covered. Discard the used salt. We saved it in a ziploc bag to use for another day.
4. Dip your paint brush in some paint and lightly touch it to some salt.
5. Watch in amazement.
A few times my Little Mister scrubbed the brush on the paper. It's alright! It made some interesting textures! Let them play and be their own master of their page. After all, it is their picture! =o)