Magic Snowflake Painting With Salt

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This Snowflake Painting With Salt activity is a fun art and STEAM project kids can do this winter. Kids will love watching the colors magically spread along the salt as they paint.

Magic Snowflake Painting With Salt

Salt painting is a fun process art activity to do with kids. It’s easy to set up and the results are really beautiful!

This simple snowflake salt painting activity combines both science and art for an easy winter STEAM activity.

You can prepare this activity in just a couple of minutes using items you already have at home. 

Download the free snowflake template or draw your own snowflakes on cardstock and prepare yourself for some awesome magic!


Supplies Needed for Snowflake Painting with Salt 

Watch the full tutorial video here before you get started!


Snowflake Painting with Salt Instructions

1. First, print off our template on cardstock paper (download below).

Free snowflake template


2. Trace the snowflakes with glue.

Snowflake art glue


3. Sprinkle a good amount of salt onto the glue. Make sure to cover all the glue or the color won’t run over that part.

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Salt glue painting kids


4. Then, carefully shake off the excess salt from your paper. When you’re done with this activity, scoop up the salt and store it in a bag and use it later for another salt craft.

Winter process art kids


5.  Add a small amount of water to your watercolor solution to keep the color vibrant or mix a few tablespoons of water and food coloring.

6. Now it’s time to start painting and watch the magic happen! Gently tap the salt with the paintbrush and watch the colors magically spread as the salt soaks up the watercolor from the brush.

Paint glue and salt kids

Note: Make sure that you’re not getting too much water when you’re painting or the paper will get too wet. 

Keep painting until you’ve painted all of your snowflakes!

You can also write your names with glue and salt, and make other patterns and pictures.

STEAM winter project kids


7. Once you’re done, set aside your painting to dry.


Snowflake Painting With Salt


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