I was recently looking at my TimeHop app on my phone. Scrolling through the pictures I saw a pattern. I 2-3 years ago, I was a pretty good mom. All I saw was activities, finger-painting, outings with my little Alea, and I realized that we don’t do that as often anymore. I know that a lot has changed in our lives in just those couple of years, but that’s no excuse. After scrolling through and realizing that the most recent images didn’t depict what the ones of the past did, I knew I wanted to do a fun little craft with Alea.
I remember when I would go up north to my Great Grandma Thom’s house in the summer, I would always be enthralled with crafts, painting, coloring, and the beautiful lake she lived on. I remember doing this exact craft with water colors and salt and being in awe of the results.
I knew Alea would feel the same, exact way about it.
1. White paper, card stock works best with the watercolors so they don’t soak through to your table.
2. Water color paints
3. Paint brush
4. Cup of water
5. Salt shaker
Let your little one paint to their hearts desire and then show them how to shake the salt onto their painting before it dries. As it starts to dry, the salt will absorb the water and some of the color as well. This gives it a tie-dye sort of a feel and your littles will be amazed.
It’s easy, it’s simple, and Alea absolutely loved it, just as I suspected she would. I’m going to make it a point to do more crafts with Alea. She always loves them and it’ll give you some ideas of fun activities for you to do with your children as well. Here are a few crafts and a recipe we did in the past featuring Juicy Juice:
There you are! Just a few to get you started and I’ll definitely be sharing more as well.
What’s your favorite craft activity to do with your little(s)?
This post is partially sponsored by Juicy Juice. All opinions are my own.