These rainbow salt paintings are so pretty and kids of all ages will love to make them. The salt mixes with the watercolor paint in such a beautiful way, and they turn out great every time!
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Rainbow Art for Kids
Kids can choose a phrase or their name to go on the canvases. It’s seriously impossible to mess up this rainbow art project.
This is the perfect activity for a birthday or class party, and you’ll want to hang them up as soon as they come home!
Here’s the supplies you’ll need:
The full printable instructions are at the end of this post, but here’s a list of affiliate links to products on Amazon that are similar to the supplies we used to make this craft:
Here’s what you will need:
Can I use paper instead of a canvas?
Absolutely! If you don’t have a blank canvas you can also use watercolor paper or cardstock to paint your masterpiece. Just make sure the paper is on the thicker side so the paint doesn’t soak all the way through.
What kind of paint works best?
We like to use liquid watercolor paint when we’re salt painting. But you can also use diluted liquid food colouring. If you have art ink, that will also work if you dilute the ink with water.
How to Make a Rainbow Salt Painting
This rainbow art is SO beautiful and would be a great activity for a kids’ birthday party or a school class party!
Rainbow Salt Painting
- Paint brush
- 1 blank canvas (8x10)
- vinyl letter stickers (2 inch)
- Mod Podge
- watercolor paints (any colour)
- Use vinyl letter stickers to spell out a name or phrase on a blank canvas.
- Working quickly, coat the entire canvas with Mod Podge using a paint brush.
- While the Mod Podge is still wet, pour salt over the entire canvas.
- Allow the Mod Podge to fully dry. Tilt the canvas over a garbage can (or over a baking sheet so you can reuse the salt) and very gently shake off the excess salt. Apply the watercolor paint to the salt.
- Paint over the salt and letters until the entire canvas is covered.
- Allow the paint to dry, then carefully peel off the stickers.
- Your rainbow salt painting is complete!
These are so fun! The possibilities are endless!
Hang them on the wall, place them in a picture frame, or give them as a greeting card. These rainbow salt paintings are really pretty and a great homemade memento.
Here’s even more salt painting ideas:
For more fun craft ideas, check out our book Low-Mess Crafts for Kids for 72 fun and simple craft ideas for kids! The projects are fun, easy and most importantly low-mess, so the clean up is simple!
Where to buy:
You can purchase Low-Mess Crafts for Kids from Amazon, or wherever books are sold: