Make a Rock Salt Mosaic
Have your summer art activities hit a bump in the road? Is your soon to be kindergartener getting tired of the standard art supplies? Well, how about making a mosaic? This art form dates back to the Egyptians and is still popular today. And this recipe is kinder safe, no broken glass involved!
What You Need:
- Large rock salt
- Assorted variety of food coloring
- Rubbing alcohol
What You Do:
- Dye. Pour 1 cup of rock salt into a mixing bowl. Add a few drops of food coloring and a cap full of rubbing alcohol. Mix well and let sit for 5 minutes. Then drain onto a paper towel and let dry. Repeat this process until you have all the colors you will need.
- Outline. On a piece of construction paper draw an outline of a simple picture such as a flower, the Earth, or a fish. Eventually your child can draw his own picture, but drawing an outline for him will get him going.
- Glue. Hand over the glue bottle and the colored rock salt and let the magic begin! Have your child use a layer of glue to affix the rock salt to the design.
This activity will create a beautiful piece of art to enjoy, while at the same time practicing the art of using a glue bottle - an underestimated skill that your kindergarten teacher will thank you for later!