We have done watercolour and salt paintings many times over the years, it is such a fun craft to do.  When I arrived at work the other week, I found that they had spent the weekend making a solar system out of paper plates.  As a way of continuing with the space theme into the week BB and I made some watercolour and salt nebula paintings.

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To make your own watercolour and salt nebula paintings you will need:

  • Liquid watercolours
  • Salt
  • Watercolour paper
  • White crayons
  • Paintbrushes

watercolour and salt nebula paintings

Start by using your white crayon to draw some stars onto your watercolour paper.

watercolour and salt nebula paintings

Next paint over the top with your liquid watercolours.  We stuck with using pinks, purples, blues, and orange.

Finally sprinkle some salt on the top.  It is quite fun to watch the salt absorb the liquid and leave crystal like patterns behind.

BB didn’t seem too keen when we started, but once he got into it, there was no stopping him.

If you enjoyed these watercolour and salt nebula paintings be sure to check out my galaxy painting, painted salt structure and salt painting.

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watercolour and salt nebula paintings