We temporarily interrupt our Christmas Crafty Fun to bring you a little project idea for New Year’s Eve! On the first Wednesday of each month, a group of DIY and crafty bloggers join forces. Together with their hosts Marie & Aleisha from The Inspiration Vault and Habiba from Craftify My Love they bring you the #BringontheCrafts blog hop.
Each blogger creates a fun craft or DIY project to share that goes with a monthly theme. December’s theme is New Year’s Eve. Each blogger chooses their own craft or project to make as long as they love it and it’s New Year’s Eve themed.
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Fireworks Salt Painting
Today I will be sharing a fun art project to do with your kiddos this New Year’s Eve. Since most of them won’t be able to make it until midnight, they can create their own night sky full of fireworks. To complete this Fireworks Salt Painting craft you will need the following supplies:
The steps are really simple! Using the school glue, create firework shapes on the black cardstock. You could also draw them out with white crayon first if you don’t feel comfortable starting with the glue.
Once you finish with the glue, sprinkle on the salt. I actually just poured salt all over the paper. You may want to do this inside a baking pan to help contain the mess. Pour off the excess salt. I let the salt soak in for a few minutes.
Then comes the fun part! It’s time to pull out the watercolor paints. Get your paint brush real wet and drippy. Then using the watercolors, paint the fireworks. You don’t want to scrape your brush across the salt. It’s more of a dabbing of paint.
It is so cool to see the colors spread through the salt! Graylie and I had the best time painting these together. I actually did all the glue drawings and had her come in once they were ready to paint. Older kids would enjoy doing the glue drawing themselves.
I was going to stop after the fireworks. Then the kids thought it would be fun to add stars to the artwork. I think they were right. The stars add a nice touch. We already had these fun glittery foam stars leftover from our Candy Cane Ornaments.
Fireworks Salt Painting turned out to be such a fun craft for New Year’s Eve! Now I want to try salt painting for other crafts and holidays. It’s really easy and the kids will love this cool art project.