Thistle Salt Painting

Celebrate Burns Night with joy by crafting this fun and easy thistle salt painting artwork! Salt painting involves a technique that produces textured and stunning art using materials easily found around your home.

Thistle Salt Painting

Skill Level


Time to Make

15 mins + drying time

Adult Supervision Needed


How to Make

  1. Firstly, print the template onto black card or draw your own design.
  2. Then trace the lines with super tacky 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 your paintbrush in the watercolour paint 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 spreads easily.