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

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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.

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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.

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‘Saaaaand Mummy!’

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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

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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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