Friday, April 6, 2012
Disney's Absorbing Artwork Craft
Lani had a short day of school because of their Easter party in the morning, so we filled in the afternoon with the Absorbing Artwork craft from Disney's Family Fun magazine - we're trying to introduce science concepts to her regular art projects, and this is a good one for the early preschool years!
The original craft:http://familyfun.go.com/crafts/absorbing-artwork-940839/
Salt (I used a liberal amount of sea salt)
Eyedroppers or straws
Colored water (a few drops of food coloring in about a tablespoon of water)
Rimmed Baking Sheet
Set the card stock in the baking sheet, and let your child draw a series of webbed lines/pictures using the glue. Liberally sprinkle salt over the glue, then tap off the excess. Have your child use the droppers/straws to tap a drop off color on different parts of the paper, and then watch as the colored water travels along the salt/glue formation to create a web of color. Beautiful, quick, and fun!