Salt Painting Jellyfish

Salt painting is a fantastic way to combine science and art together. Children learn how water colours or food colouring are absorbed into the salt to make a colourful visual image. This activity is great for the imagination. Try this fun painting technique to create this jellyfish picture.

Salt Painting Jellyfish

Skill Level

Easy. Adult supervision needed

Time to Make

15 Minutes (plus drying time)

Adult Supervision Needed


How to Make

  1. Firstly, print the template onto blue card or draw your own design.
  2. Then trace the lines with clear PVA glue.
  3. Sprinkle fine salt over the glue and gently shake off the excess.
  4. Once the glue is completely dry, mix your watercolours so that they are watery.
  5. Dip in a paintbrush and gently touch it to the salt that you wish to colour, the salt will soak the paint up.
  6. Allow to dry fully before moving and displaying your artwork.
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Top Tip

Make your watercolours watery so that the colour from the paint spreads easily.



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