First we decided on our design and made it using glue.
Then we covered the glue with salt and let it dry over night.
Then we painted our designs. We dropped paint drops onto the salt and watched the colors spread through the salt.
This project was so much fun. It helped to create discussions about the salt absorbing the colors, how the paint would spread when dropped on the salt, and colors mixing to make new colors. Everyone's' painting were so different and the students enjoyed seeing what their friends pictures looked like and were asking questions. Plus it is a great lead way into our upcoming science activity with salt and ice.