So, the weekend's crafts were on the simple side but very needed as the poor Junior Bees were being well behaved but were parked in front of the TV all day.
So, we have...
Salt Painting Snowflakes!
What You Need:
Regular table salt
White school glue
Bowls and spoons, or droppers
On a stiff piece of paper, draw your snowflake shapes in white glue. Then, sprinkle your salt over this. Sprinkle enough salt so that all of the snowflakes/glue are covered. You probably won't want to use regular computer paper because it's so thin that when you get to the painting it will leak though.
Then, mix some acrylic paint in bowls with a small bit of water. Not too much water, mind. Then, using spoons or droppers, drop small amount of water onto the snowflakes. I was worried around Toddler Bee just dumping awesome amounts of paint onto the snowflakes, but he was so interested in seeing the paint colours spread that he dropped on teeny tiny amounts of paint at a time.
Just keep adding colours until you like the way it looks. But, remember that since the paint is watered down it will soak through a little more than paint normally would (that's why we did little drops at a time). Once you're done, just let it dry! It's normal for some salt to fall off as it starts to dry but it's best to leave it lying flat until it is fully dry.
And there you have some easy and pretty salt painting snowflakes!
Toddler Bee likes this one because he enjoys watching the paint spread through the salt and the way the colours mix together. I liked it because it's pretty easy and not too messy. It's a win-win for everyone!