Salt Process Art -STEAM

I started Jana on art classes a while ago and one of our favourite things we experienced there was this! Salt process art. It’s super messy and super fun. Yes the messy part might only be fun for your toddler but just let go for this one time and get messy with your children!

It’s a simple, yet effective process. All you need is:

  • PVA glue
  • Coloured card
  • Glitter
  • Water colours
  • Pippette or paint brush

I found pipettes worked best with achieving a smoother colour transition. Paint brushes tend to move the glue and salt out of place but if you don’t have one you can still use paint brushes and use the drip or splash technique.

Apply the glue to your paper and make some different patterns. Using a dark coloured paper works better as the art stands out more as you can see from the black coloured card work. Then sprinkle your salt and some glitter as desired and get splashing.

You can add lots of water colour to your brush and use a jerky motion to splash paint onto your paper creating tiny splash marks. Pipettes make it less messy and more accurate of course. Enjoy!


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