Beautiful coloured salt art ... the perfect homemade craft for your kids these school holidays! You probably have what you need to create this in your house already!
What do you need to do?
This was a fun activity that produced a lovely result. Mr 4 and Miss 7 worked together to do this activity (as I only had one bottle). They both admire it now each time that walk by and are proud of what they have made together. I gave Mr 4 smaller quantities of the salt than Miss 7. They both did well to keep the salt on the kitchen bench top but you may want to consider using a tray during colouring if you are concerned about more salt ending up on the floor than in the bottle.
Here are some of the fine motor benefits of this activity:-
* bilateral coordination with folding and pressing the paper,
* hand strength with colouring in,
* eye/hand coordination with colouring in and pouring the salt, and
* grasp and manipulation of the chalk.
This was a really easy activity to set up and do together (appealing to both my school-age child and my preschool-age child). Of course you don't have to put your salt into a bottle. You could pour it into a tray for rainbow sensory play... although I would recommend it for kids over 3 years of age as you wouldn't want your kids to consume this salt!
Have you tried salt art?
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