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  • Cover the painting table with newspaper to protect the surface from spills.
  • Set out one cup per color of paint for each preschool student painter.
  • Pour table salt into each dixie cup.
  • Fill each cup one quarter of the way full of the salt.
  • Pour the paint to fill the dixie cup the rest of the way.
  • Pour only one color of paint into each cup.
  • Use a wooden Popsicle stick to stir each mixture until the salt is totally incorporated into the paint.
  • Give each preschool student painter another dixie cup filled with water so that the painter can clean the brush between colors.
  • Allow the painters freedom to paint whatever they want, a picture or a design.
  • Talk about what their picture is about.
  • They should notice that the texture of the paint is a bit rougher than when they paint with regular and not sparkly salt paint.
  • Allow the paintings to dry flat on the table.
  • After they are completely dry, hang them up in a display in an area where the light hits them.
  • The effect will be lovely and the children will be very satisfied with their accomplishments.
  • ~
  • By Lesley Barker
  • eHow Contributing Writer

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    ttaaccoo ate it and said...
    How very cool!! thanks muchisimo! Will send to my children with little ones, and my kindergarten teacher daughter! 55555555555555555555555555555555555555555555555555555 i might even paint with salt too!!
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    thank you for another great idea... five forks
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  • hot_it_up 4 years ago
    Don't understand how someone could give craft idea lower than a 5 rating. I usually don't stop in on your craft and lotion post. I have been impressed with the # of ideas I see you post. Just not the people that think they qualify to be a critic.

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    ozsmom ate it and said...
    Love this. A very HIGH 5 for you, I'd give you more if I could!
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    Another HIGH 5 for another great CRAFT RECIPE!!!
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