Several months ago, I saw this idea for absorbing artwork from Family Fun using salt and colored water. I thought it would be fun to use black paper to make some festive 4th of July fireworks. So that’s exactly what we did today!
Here’s what you’ll need: a black piece of construction paper, Elmer’s glue, salt, food coloring, a medicine dropper (or similar dropper), and water.
|1. Using liquid glue, make a firework-looking design. Try to make each individual firework without stopping the glue flow.|
|2. Douse with salt.|
|3. Tap away the excess.|
|4. Mix water with food coloring in individual bowls. Just like with the face-paint, once you think it is dark enough…add another drop or two as it will lighten on the salt.|
|5. Let your little one use the dropper to put the colored water onto the salt fireworks. The salt will absorb the colored water and spread.|
|Beautiful, festive, and tons o’ fun to make!!! I only wish we had red food coloring instead of pink!|