Salt is one of my favorite things. I love to cook, so I use salt all the time. Honestly though, when salt crafts first came up as a topic for crafts I was hesitant. I'm just a little bit superstitious and the thought of spilling salt all over the place gave me a touch of the willies. That however is because I was picturing things like dieing and gluing salt into pictures and stuff like that (which of course you can do). Then it occurred to me that there are some awesome craft materials where salt is incredibly important, that aren't really about just spilling the salt all over the place.
When I was young, I used to watch Mr. Wizard all the time and I love Bill Nye as well, so I'm shocked, in retrospect, that making salt crystals didn't come to mind immediately. You can form them into all kinds of cool shapes and beautiful colors with just a little work and know-how. They make a great kid's craft for those that have a bit of patience. Making salt dough and then creating sculptures out of them is great fun as well. So have bunches of fun with salt, just toss a bit over your shoulder while straightening up at the end, just in case
Below you will find Salt Crafts Arts and Crafts Projects Ideas for your Kids. Find out how to make your own arts and crafts projects with salt and the following decorations, instructions, patterns, and activities for children, teens, and preschoolers
Colour Salt Trays : - - In this tutorial you will learn how to color salt and make an adventurous game for kids.
Color Salt Votive Decorations : - - This is a fun craft project for kids in the summer. Not only will it keep them busy but it is also inexpensive to do. Recycle jam or mustard jars, let the kids create the color salt and then they can fill the glasses up in layers of colors.
Colored Sand or Salt Arts and Crafts : - - This one is easy yet colorful. Kids of all ages can do this craft with little supervision from us big kids.
How to Make Bath Salts : - - Bath salts are an easy, inexpensive, and fun jargift to make! This is also an easy craft to do with kids. There are endless varieties of bath salts you could make. Get creative with the labeling and packaging, too! Everyone will love to receive these handmade, fragrant treats!
How to Make a Crystal Sculpture Out of Salts : - - Crystals in any form are beautiful. Their many faceted shapes are found in nature’s own setting and are recreated in jewelry.
How to Make Salt Doughs : - - Making Salt dough is easy, fun and affordable. So get your kids, salt, flour, a little water, and get started!
How to Make a Salt Picture (Kid Craft) : - - Do your kids love crafts? Are your kids bored? Well then check out this neat little craft. The kids will love it. This craft can also go along great with learning about the butterfly.
Microwave Salt Dough Ornaments : - - Here's a new twist on an old favorite - microwave salt dough Christmas ornaments. Just follow the simple recipe, cut out your favorite cookie cutter shapes, and microwave a plate of ornaments at a time.
Personalized Salt Dough Canoes : - - This fun craft can be made into a magnet or a pin. It also makes a great addition to a wooden picture frame--just glue it in place!
Salt and Watercolor Pictures : - - The Salt and Watercolor Picture paint craft shows that while salt is great on popcorn, it's way more entertaining to sprinkle over a painting. The salt crystals in this activity turn a regular painting into a special-effects masterpiece.
Salt Arts : - - You can create some really beautiful effects with this salt art craft. Kids also enjoy coloring the salt with food coloring before painting with it.
Salt Crystals : - - Compare these different methods of growing salt crystals.
Salt Crystal Snowflakes : - - Create your own sparkly snowflake like the Tasha's!
Salt Dough : Salt Crafts Ideas for Kids - - Salt dough often discovered by parents for their children, this craft activity is ideal for kids, even very young ones, since the material in question is natural, doesn't dirty and can be reused.
Salt Dough Bear Magnets : - - Kids love to create things, and this darling little bear makes a great addition to your refrigerator.
Salt Dough Christmas Trees : - - If you are looking for a fun project that doubles as a really cute decoration, try your hand at these salt dough Christmas trees. Easy to make, fun to decorate, and so many different possibilities, this is the perfect Christmas craft!
Salt Dough Flower Magnets : - - Spring is here! As April showers move in, may flowers will sprout. No need to wait for your own flowers, make some that will last all year long. Choose whatever colors you like and make an entire garden for your fridge!
Salt Dough Ladybugs : - - Kids love to create things, and so do grown ups! This darling little ladybug makes a great shelf adornment or a welcome visitor on your desk.
Salt Dough Leaf Magnets : - - Now that the kids are back in school, the need for hanging things on the fridge has returned. Why not make your own magnets such as these salt dough leaf refrigerator magnets and hang precious artwork and those A+ papers with? A fun project for any age!
Salt Dough Buddy Pens : - - Make these adorable personalized buddy pens from simple household ingredients and a little imagination. You will need to be patient as the dough must dry overnight, but once ready, your pen will be the talk of the school!
Salt Dough | Craft Ideas : - - Salt dough is a great way to model favorite fun characters, Christmas decorations or even ornaments and handmadegifts.
Salt Dough Heart Pins & Magnets : - - Salt dough is a really fun medium and you can make so many things from it! Try these adorable heart-shaped magnets for the refrigerator and pins to give asgifts.
Salt Dough Pumpkin Patches : - - Salt dough is a great medium for fun and creative crafting. Take this sparkly pumpkin patch for instance! Salt dough recipes aren't just for kids. Make these fun and festive pumpkins this Fall for your holiday decorating.
Salt Dough Space Mobiles : - - Salt dough is a fun medium for all ages of kids. Make this easy mobile and hang it in your child's room or share it with a science teacher. A fun activity to help your kids appreciate our solar system.
Salt Dough Sports Magnets : - - If the Dad in your child's life is a sports nut, these magnets made from salt dough are a perfectgift for Father's Day. Simple instructions and easy to decorate you can make extras for Grandpa too!
Salt Dough Window Hearts : - - Kids love to create things. Salt dough is a simple and fun way to make all sorts of hand molded creations. This heart window ornament is a perfect example!
Salt Paintings : - - Create fun paintings using salt, food coloring, and glue.
Salty the Fish Crafts : - - Yep, it's decorated with real salt!
Shavuos Salt Vases : Crafts with Salt for Children - - In this tutorial you will learn how to make a colored salt vase.