Kids Craft: Raised Salt Painting

This looks so fun!  You pour salt on glue and then drop watercolor paint or colored water on it and watch the colors spread across the design.  This would be a fun craft to do for the 4th of July.  Kids could make flags with red, white and blue colors.  Thanks One Perfect Day!

Here’s what you need to do this craft:

  • table salt
  • white glue
  • liquid water color paints (you could also use water with food coloring added)
  • paper of various colors (black works really well against vibrant colors)
  • paintbrushes
  • A tray

Here’s how to make it -> Raised Salt Painting Tutorial

Halloween Craft: Tin Can Luminaries

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I absolutely LOVE this idea from Jane Lake at All Free Crafts.  Growing up we always had the traditional paper bag luminaries at Christmastime but they didn’t hold up very well.  The slightest gust of wind would occasionally knock over the bag or people would step on them.  Using a tin can instead is such a great idea!  I always have those laying around on my counters waiting to be put in the recycling bin.  I just know my kids are going to have a blast creating designs for their own luminaries.

Here is what you will need to make these Halloween Tin Can Luminaries:

  • clean tin cans
  • votive candles or tea light candles
  • pencil, crayon or permanent marker
  • paper and scissors (optional, depending on method used)
  • coat hanger or sturdy wire for hanging (also optional)
  • towel and firm work surface
  • hammer
  • large nail
  • freezer
  • water
  • spray paint

Here is the tutorial on how to make them. -> Halloween Tin Can Luminaries Tutorial