Salt Painting Snowflake

Have you heard of salt painting? You’ll be amazed at what you can do with just some glue, salt and watercolour paint! Try this fun painting technique using salt to create wintery pictures.

Salt Painting Snowflake

Skill Level

Easy. Adult supervision needed

Time to Make

5 Minutes + Drying Time

Adult Supervision Needed


How to Make

  1. First print the template onto black card or draw your own design.
  2. Then trace the lines with PVA glue.
  3. Sprinkle fine salt and glitter 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 to make beautiful, mottled designs.
  6. Allow to dry fully before moving and displaying your artwork.
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Top Tip

Once your salt and paint are dry if you like you can add another layer of glue over the top to seal the salt in place and stop it flaking off.