I love this project that I found in this months issue of Family Fun Magazine. It is soooo simple, and both my 4 year old and 7 year old loved it. I think it would be appropriate for any child 3 years of age and older.
You will need:
- School Glue
- Food Coloring
- Medicine droppers
Step 1: Mix a few different color or shades of food coloring in bowls of water. One tablespoon of water per 5 drops of food coloring for a very deep color, more water for a lighter shade.
Step 2: Place a thick piece of paper, like cardstock, on a baking sheet.
Step 3: Have your child dribble glue all over the paper. They can make a picture or a random design.
Step 4: Have your child sprinkle salt all over the glue, as they would with glitter. Note: The more salt you use, the better this project works.
Step 5: Shake off excess salt.
Step 6: Using medicine droppers have your child drop food coloring one drop at a time directly onto one of the salt lines. Your child will love watching the color spread along the glue/salt lines.
Repeat step 6 until your child is satisfied with their artwork. Dry flat.