My son is generally excited to do most of the art projects I present to him. However, there are some art projects that don’t appeal to him. This is why I generally let him choose his own as a way to promote interest-led learning.
When I showed my son the 3D Salt Art Painting craft, he was not thrilled to do it. I requested that we try one, just to see if liked it. He agreed.
Once we tried one Salt Art Painting, he wanted to do more. In fact, he did a total of four pictures in one session. This really surprised me! After doing the first picture, he asked if we could make a video showing others how to do it. I said “yes.”
My son has a YouTube channel called, Corban’s Fun Learning Adventures. On his channel he shows kids and parents how to do his favorite science experiments, art projects, pretend play scenarios, and to play with fun games and toys. He is learning new concepts, such as math and vocabulary, while doing all these activities.
Three of the Salt Paintings he made were freestyle writings and drawings. We used a drawing book called, Draw AlphaBeasts by Steve Harpster. This book shows children how to draw 130+ monsters, aliens and robots from letters and numbers. I wrote another post called Draw Monsters Out of Letters and Numbers featuring this same book.
We liked this activity because we had everything we needed at home. Try this activity! Your children may be like my son, and want to do multiple paintings.
Below is a video of my son doing the 3D Salt Art Painting. It comes from his YouTube channel, Corban’s Fun Learning Adventure. Please subscribe and like for more fun learning activities!
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