We have some examples of the girls’ salt and rice art (we dyed the rice and salt yesterday in this post . Well at least the 6 year old’s and the almost 3 year old’s because it’s the 4.5 year old’s turn to go to school.
Here are the salt and rice containers we used – salt shakers that can be found at either Walmart or the Dollar General, and baby food jars for the rice.
M (6 yo)
Apparently the neon green food color just wasn’t bright enough. Either I should have put a lot more in, or I should have stuck with the regular green color.
Oh, and in case you think you can turn your back on for a minute on an almost 3 year old, think again.
That’s practically the entire container of green dyed rice.
One word of caution – don’t overdo the glue. Later it turned out that some of the vibrant colors bled because of too much Elmer’s glue.
Another word of caution: This is the type of art where you need to take pictures of and only keep the art itself a short time. Over time, we kept losing more and more salt. I don’t know if a different type of glue would work better or not, but it definitely sheds. We kept the art a few days, then I asked the girls’ permission to not save the art. Since I took pictures, they were okay with that. It was the process that was more fun anyway.