Salt Painting

Salt painting is one of my new favorite projects. It’s an amazingly playful process, the results are ultra cool ,  and there is a lot of room for observation and experimentation. Materials: watercolor paper liquid watercolor school glue table salt You start with...

Celebrating Spring: Salt Dough Animal Impressions

Story telling has been an increasingly regular part of my curriculum. I use books as tools for communicating themes and abstract concepts that tie into the project of the day. Stories and illustrations help children tune in deeper and enable them to grasp ideas that...

Holiday Gift Making II: Salt Dough Ornaments and Montotype Prints

Thank you Artful Parent for such a great blog about salt dough ornaments! This project was loved by parent and child alike. And the suggested recipe came out great every time. 4 cups of flour 1 cup of salt 1.5 cups of water bake at 225 for 3 hours This recipe produced...
Holiday Fun – Salt Dough Ornaments

Holiday Fun – Salt Dough Ornaments

I’ve always wanted to try making something out of  salt dough. I suppose I just never had a focus or motivator. The approaching holidays and my toddler’s spiked interest in play dough gave me the perfect excuse to try out this new art form. I found many...