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Glittery Salt

glittersalt

Create bright, three-dimensional collages or fill glass jars with layers of sparkling color! Turn flat surfaces into imaginative, tactile, sparkly works of art, with salt as your main ingredient! Add rich, vibrant color, and great texture to any collage.

Goals:

  • To observe cause and effect
  • To have fun with a sensory art activity
  • To develop fine motor skills

Before You Start:
Gather sand art bottles or recycle, small clean empty glass jars or bottles with lids from home. Set out funnels, rock salt or table salt, Liquid Watercolor™ paints, a 1/4 measuring cup, a tablespoon, BioColor® Shimmer Powder and paper towels.

Let’s Get Started!
Step 1.
Add 1 Tbsp. of Colorations® Liquid Watercolor to ¼ cup of regular table salt or rock salt, and mix.

Step 2.
Spread mixture out on a paper towel and microwave on high for 2 minutes.

Step 3.
Using fingers break up the dried pieces until the consistency is granular again.

Step 4.
Try adding baby oil or Metallic Powder for a shimmering effect. Adds rich, vibrant color, and great texture to any collage. (Does not work with gold, silver or white.)

Furthermore:
Salt teaches children about science. It’s very absorbent and reduces the freezing point of water. That’s why rock salt is sprinkled onto roads after a snowstorm: it lowers the freezing point of water and makes driving safer. It’s also used to make homemade ice cream. Think about it!

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Handprint Easter Lily

easterlily

A creative and simple Easter project!

Goal:

  • To have children create an Easter Lily by using a cut-out of their hand

Before You Start:
Gather materials needed for activity: white construction paper, pencils, green foam sheets, scissors, glue and pipe cleaners.

Let’s Get Started!
Step 1.
Using a white heavyweight piece of construction paper, trace around the child’s open hand. Adult help will be needed to help young children draw around their hand and to cut it out.

Step 2.
Cut out the handprint, leaving a wide portion at the wrist.

Step 3.
Bring the two sides at the wrist together and glue. This should look like a cone at the bottom of the hand.

Step 4.
Use a yellow or gold pipe cleaner and glue it inside the flower.

Step 5.
Use a green straw as the stem and glue it inside the flower.

Step 6.
Cut out foam or paper leaves – using tacky glue, attach them to the straw.

Step 7.
When all children’s flowers are done, you can make a Easter lily bouquet.

Furthermore:
Easter lilies are known to have special significance for Easter. Talk with children about some of the different meanings and symbols that are associated with this flower and Easter.

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