Salt, Glue and Watercolor Writing Activity for Preschoolers

You can use this glue + salt + watercolor technique to write names and other words.

Activity: Water Colors

  • Children got to used a eyedropper with water colors
  • Children name have glue and salt
  • Letter recognition
  • Helps their fine motor skills
  • Helps their name and letters recognition

Parsons Family Child Care

Children’s Names Activities


  • Cardboard
  • Glue
  • Table salt
  • Liquid watercolors
  • Dropper

Salt Glue Watercolor Experiment

1.) Squeeze glue designs or pictures onto your card stock.

2.) Sprinkle with salt until the glue is thoroughly covered. Tip to let excess salt fall away.

3.) Dip your paint brush into liquid watercolor paint then gently touch to the salt-covered glue lines. Watch the paint “magically” travel in both directions!
If you like, you can use a dropper or pipette instead of a paint brush to add your watercolor paint.

4.) Let dry thoroughly. This may take a day or two.

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