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Saltwater Chalk Prints

Book: The GIANT Encyclopedia of Art & Craft Activities for Children 3 to 6
Center:

Sand & Water

Topic:

Water

Content:

The Arts: Visual Arts

Area:

Fine Motor

Age:

Kindergarten

Interaction:

Individual Child

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Materials:

Colored drawing chalk
Light colored construction paper, 8” x 10” (20 cm x 25 cm)
Salt
Water
1 tsp. (5 mL) measuring spoon
1/4 cup (60 mL) measuring cup
Small containers



Instructions:

What to do
1. Cover the table with newspaper.
2. Mix one teaspoon (5 mL) salt and 1/4 cup (60 mL) of warm water into small containers and stir.
Set out the containers and paper.
3. Invite the chldren to hold a piece of chalk in the saltwater for approximately one minute, then
draw with the wet chalk on the paper.
4. Encourage the children to dip the chalk into the saltwater as needed.
5. Allow prints to dry. Display for all to enjoy.
More to do
More art: Instead of the usual rectangle shape to paint on, cut paper into shapes such as egg
shapes for Easter, butterfly shapes for spring, and heart shapes for Valentine’s Day.


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