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Wintry Painting

ages 2-6


Paintbrush, dark colored construction paper, Epsom salt, water, food coloring or liquid tempera paint

Activity Detail

Directions for making Crystal Paint: Combine 1 cup Epsom salt with 1/2 cup of water in a bowl. Add a few drops of food coloring or liquid tempera paint to make different colors. Be sure to mix the paint well and store in a small jar. Using the Crystal Paint, have your child paint a winter scene onto a piece of dark construction paper. When it dries, the painting will have a "frosty" or icy look to it. Perfect indoor craft for your next snowy day!


Tiffany said:

Perfect to do this craft and make cards out of their creation too!

- Posted on Dec 18, 2007

Yael said:

This activity is generally a good one, but I was confused about the specifics. I wasn't sure how many colors I could make with the salt base or how I was supposed to proceed once that part was made. Was this base just enough for one color?

- Posted on Dec 24, 2007

kris said:

This could be a fun activity for a group of children...especially if they are in an area where it doesn't fall. By using a strip of butcher paper, you could create an indoor mural! How about doing this activity in the middle of summer...A Winter in July activity!

- Posted on Dec 31, 2007

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