Saturday, October 8, 2011

Salt Art Pumpkin

Trenton and I tried our hand at salt art this afternoon while Charlotte was napping.

I dyed our salt this morning using 3-4 drops of food coloring per 1/4 cup of salt.  I was wanting to make a jack-o-lantern, but dying salt black was next to impossible so I decided on just a plain pumpkin instead.

I used the back of a frozen waffle box to freehand a pumpkin.

I helped Trenton put glue in each section of the pumpkin and then we spread it out with a paint brush.

Trenton spooned the dyed salt onto the glue and then shook the excess salt onto a cookie sheet.

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I’ve been sweeping up salt all afternoon, but it is totally worth it.  Trenton’s pumpkin turned out so cute!

Salt Art Pumpkin


This post is linked to: The Sunday Showcase @ Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas, Made by Little Hands @ Delicate Construction, It’s Playtime! @ Hands On: As We Grow, The Mommy Club – Share Your Resources and Solutions @ Crystal & Co, TGIF Linky Party @ Living Life Intentionally, Show & Tell @ ABC & 123

15 comments:

Mandi said...

That is such a great pumpkin! I love this activity! We haven't tried salt art yet with my littlest guy, but seeing how cute your pumpkin turned out I think we'll have to give it a shot. :)

Mandi at BBM

Carrie said...

Love it!! Going to add this to my list of pumpkin crafts for next week. Thanks for sharing!

Vicky said...

I am pinning this. What a fabulous idea! Vicky from www.messforless.net

Crystal said...

How fun. Your little guy is so precious.

I would love for you to linkup and share this tutorial over on my mommy solution meme!

http://www.crystalandcomp.com/2011/10/the-mommy-club-share-your-resources-and-solutions-13/

Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas said...

Fabulous pumpkins! They have been featured on this week's Sunday Showcase! Stop by http://momto2poshlildivas.blogspot.com/search/label/Sunday%20Showcase and grab your featured button! You deserve it!

I hope to see you back this week! We are open & ready for links

Bern

Michelle said...

Love this! I featured it on my blog tonight and I am a new follower!

http://delicateconstruction.blogspot.com/2011/10/made-by-little-hands_16.html

Crystal said...

I shared a link to this over on Facebook.

Thanks for linking up on my mommy solution meme!

Beth (www.livinglifeintentionally.blogspot.com) said...

This is such a fun project for my little ones! I am going to share it with my readers on facebook! (https://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Living-Life-Intentionally/261252997248957) Thanks so much for linking up to TGIF Linky Party! You have a LOT of great ideas!!
Beth

andthatsfamily said...

This is really cute! I might do something similar for Candy Canes this Christmas!

Happyscrapper42 said...

Cute, I will have to try this salt painting to do a turkey :) hmmmm wonder if it is easier to make brown salt than it is to make brown rice (mine came out more green than brown)

Jenny said...

I love this idea! Think I'll try this with my little boy for Christmas.

Stopped in from Show & Tell BH.

Anonymous said...

how do you dye the salt? do i just put it in a cup, add coloring and mix it. then lay it out to dry and crumble it if needed

Jenny said...

I put the salt in little bowls and mixed it with gel food color. I like the gel better than the liquid for this project.

Jennifer Carlson said...

Hi! I just checked out your project from a link from kidsactivityblog.com (have no idea how I got there :) I wanted to pass along a way to color your salt. Put a cup of salt in an ice cream bucket (smaller container for older children). Stir/smash with sidewalk chalk. I bought a box of 24 from Wal-Mart for $2. The more you stir/smash, the more color you will get. It uses up your chalk -- just so you know. I bought a 20 pound bag of salt at Costco for cheap. The activity of coloring the salt was a big hit with my 4 year old and my 9 year old. You can also color the salt after gluing it (yes, while the glue is still wet) with water with just few drops of food coloring and a watercolor paintbrush.

Jennifer Carlson said...

just a heads up -- that captcha is impossible. I had to refresh 8 times just to get one I could tell what the picture was of.