Day #21 Sticky Salt

sara le roux


by Sara le Roux,  Owner and Inspirer at The Creation Station Penistone and District

I was just about to gather up the materials for today’s activity when something caught my eye on my Facebook news feed – CHANGE OF PLAN! It looked pretty fab and I knew that Boo would just go crazy for what we were going to explore today……

What You’ll Need

  • Salt
  • PVA Glue
  • Food Colouring/Watercolour Paint – I used watered down ready mixed ‘Brian Clegg’ paint (lovely and bright)
  • Dropper
  • Card or Canvas – we used some old picture frame mount that I’d bought from a local framers for £1 for a big bundle
  • Bowl & Spoon


I don’t normally hand over the whole bottle of glue to Boo so he looked a little nervous and not really sure that he should be touching it 🙂  Together we started to squeeze the glue all over the black card, swirling it around and creating lovely pretty patterns.


We’d poured some salt into the bowl and Boo began to scoop it out onto the card, covering the glue as he went…scoop and pour, scoop and pour.


‘Saaaaand Mummy!’


Once the glue was all covered we tipped the excess salt off the picture into a tray.

I handed Boo the dropper and the watery paint mix, and he squealed with delight when the paint flew out of the dropper with a ‘squelch’! We worked our way around the picture until all the sticky salt was covered with paint mix



The picture was quite soggy by the time Boo was done so we put it to one side to dry for a while.  I think if we did this again I would probably use a lighter coloured card as a lot of the detail can’t be seen on the black card – great fun though!

Ta Dah!

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Prep Time: 5 minutes

Activity Time: 15 minutes

Original tutorial found on ‘Teach Preschool’ via Facebook

Day #21 DONE! 79 to go!

Sara x

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