The kids enjoy helping with this kitchen table project from shaking the baggies of salt at the start to admiring the beautiful colored patterns of salt at the finish. Create some eye-catching salty centerpieces or poke a few holes in the top of the jar and use alongside the pepper as a stunning saltshaker.
Here is what you will need:
Colored Salt Art
2 cups salt or masonry sand
Sealable plastic bags
4 different food colors
4 large glass baby food jars or other fun shaped glass bottles or jars.
Pour ½ cup of salt into 4 separate sealable plastic bags. Choose a different food color for each bag. Add 2-3 drops of food coloring to each bag (add more drops for brighter colors). Seal and shake bags until color is evenly mixed. Remove or break up any clumps that form.
When ready to pour, use scissors to cut a small corner off of the bottom of each plastic bag. Slowly pour desired amounts of each color into jar to create a colorful pattern. Seal Jars by placing glue around the rim before screwing on lid. Enjoy your salty centerpieces. Or if you are the more practical type, poke a few holes in the top of the jar and use as a beautiful saltshaker.
To make this project more appetizing, try using 4 different flavors of Jello, instead of salt, to create some sweet smelling and very tasty color patterns. After you have admired your creations you can prepare according to directions on package and eat your art.
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