Creating a rainbow watercolor raised salt paint shamrock is an easy art project for kids that only takes a few minutes to set up.
Younger children will need assistance creating their shamrock art, while older children will be able to complete this project from start to finish on their own.
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Rainbow Watercolor Raised Salt Paint Shamrock Art
Rainbow Watercolor Raised Salt Paint Shamrock Clover Art Project: Materials
Use liquid watercolors and pipettes or paint brushes or a solid watercolor pallet with a cup of water and a paint brush. Both are great for fine motor practice and hand-eye coordination. See the directions below for more information.
- Cardstock (plain paper is a bit too thin to handle the weight of this project)
- White glue
- Liquid watercolors or solid watercolor pallet
- Paint brush or pipette
- Shamrock Printable
Rainbow Watercolor Raised Salt Paint Shamrock Clover Art Project: Set Up
As mentioned above, there are a few different ways to do this Saint Patrick’s Day art project. Please read through these directions before starting your shamrock craft. For more tips and pictures about raised salt painting be sure you have a look at salt paint shamrock, harvest pumpkin and pumpkin salt painting.
Allow your child to set up the raised salt shamrock art project if they are able to. Younger children will need some help.
- Print shamrock clover printable on cardstock or draw your own shamrock.
- Trace the outline of the shamrock with white glue. Fill the shamrock clover with glue art or leave blank.
- Cover glue with salt
- Shake off the excess salt
Working on a cookie tray is an easy way to keep the salt from going all over the place. Save the salt that you shake off to make another raised salt painting.
Rainbow Watercolor Raised Salt Paint Shamrock Clover: Directions
- Demonstrate how to use a pipette or a paint brush to apply watercolor paint to the salt that is now stuck to the lines of glue. When using a watercolor pallet apply the paint by touching the brush to the raised salt shamrock. Don’t forget that you will need a cup of water if you choose this option. When using a pipette drop a small amount of color onto the raised salt. Either way is a great fine motor activity to develop the hand.
- Invite children to apply a rainbow of colors to the raised salt shamrock using a pipette or a paint brush.
Kids love watching the colors travel down the line of salt and bleed into each other creating more colors. It’s like magic! My daughter was so excited she was leaning over her shamrock squealing with excitement as she worked.
Making a rainbow watercolor raised salt paint shamrock is an easy art project for kids. Preschoolers, kindergartners, and elementary kids will enjoy the painting technique used to create this fun craft.
Another St. Patrick’s Day art project that kids will love is making a lucky four leaf clover nature collage. This bubble wrap shamrock man by Crafty Kids at Home looks fun too. You can also try this pot of gold scavenger hunt by Sunny Day Family or this Leprechaun Obstacle Course by Wunder-Mom.
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