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Valentines Day Salt Painting Activity

Have you ever explored the activity of Salt Painting with your kids. It has a few steps, but it is worth every one! This is not your average water color painting, it goes beyond the normal. Kids will love this fun Valentines Day activity. Celebrate Valentine’s Day on Feburary 14th by making this beautiful, easy-to-make Valentines day craft! Simply download pdf file with valentines day printables and you are ready to make a pretty art project with your toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergaten, and first grade student.

Have you ever explored the activity of Salt Painting with your kids. It has a few steps, but it is worth every one! This is not your average water color painting, it goes beyond the normal. Kids will love this fun Valentines Day activity. Celebrate Valentine's Day on Feburary 14th by making this beautiful, easy-to-make Valentines day craft! Simply download pdf file with valentines day printables and you are ready to make a pretty art project with your toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergaten, and first grade student.

Valentines Day Activity

This super cute valentines day activity for preschoolers is a fun way for kids to work on fine motor skills while making a beautiful preschool valentines day craft. This is a fun heart craft to make with toddlers, preschoolers, kindergartners, and grade 1 students for February. Use this salt painting to decorate your home, give to a friend, or as a valentines day card homemade. Use this painting with salt at home or at school.

Valentines Day Craft Template

We created multiple templates for this activity. We have Valentine’s Day monsters, a ‘Bee Mine’ bee, LOVE with hearts, Mi Amor (Spanish for My Love) with hearts, a patterned heart (pictured) and a LOVE Conversation Heart. You don’t HAVE to use one of these templates, if your children would like to create their own, have them start by drawing the picture they eventually want to paint.

Simply grab the free educational printable by scrolling to the bottom of this post, under the terms of use, and click on the text link that says >> Downlaod <<. Then open and print the pdf file in color on cardstock or lamiante for durability. Next, cut out the cocolates at the bottom of each page and the chocolate box.

valentines day printables

Valentines Day Craft

To make this cute valentines craft you will only need a few simple materials you probably already have at home. So gather up these supplies and you are ready to make a fun February craft for kids.

  • Printable Templates
  • Table Salt
  • White Glue
  • Watercolor Paints
  • Paint Brushes
  • Water 

 

Valentines Day Craft for Preschoolers

You don’t HAVE to use one of these templates, if your children would like to create their own, have them start by drawing the picture they eventually want to paint.

Start the activity with white glue. We used the bottle of glue as you would with a pencil, but if you don’t have a bottle, you can also use a paint brush dipped in glue.

Trace the lines that you would like to be painted.

valentines day activity

Valentines Day Activity for Preschoolers

Before the glue dries, shake salt over the paper so that it attaches to the glue. I sprinkled quite a bit of salt on the paper. It goes against my ‘don’t be wasteful’ philosophy but this container of salt cost me 38 cents. If you don’t want to waste, you can sprinkle on some and then pick up the paper and swish the salt around so that it gets stuck to the glue. This is a good option if you are almost out of salt too. You can make it work.

Once the glue is covered in salt, shake off the extra. Set the paper aside to let the glue dry.

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Valentines Day Activity for Toddlers

When the glue has dried completely, grab a bowl of water, paint brushes and your watercolor paints.

The trick that we learned quickly is to have the paintbrush saturated with water and paint. It isn’t like typical watercolor painting, you want the brush to be full of water and color. When you set the paintbrush on top of the salt, the color will spread. It is magical.

Follow along the salt, adding color along the way. When you’re done, set it aside and let it dry again.

valentines day craft for preschoolers

Salt Painting

It is so pretty and sparkly. This is a fabulous art and science activity for Valentine’s Day! 

Valentiens Day Heart Letter Find Worksheets FREE Valentines Day Worksheets - these super cute free printables for preschool and kindergarten age kids help them practice counting, number recognition, alphabet letter, tracing upper and lowercase letters, patterns, graphing, phonemic awareness, colors, shapes, and so much more with NO PREP worksheets for preschoolers and kindergartners perfect for February #valentinesday #valentineprintables #preschool #kindergarten

Valentines Day Worksheets

Looking for more way to make learning fun during February? Kids will LOVE these Valentine’s Day themed, educational activities. Plus, all of these are free printables.

pre-writing-worksheets-for-Valentines-Day  FREE Valentines Day Lock & Key Color Matching Activity - this free printable is a fun way for toddler, preschool, and prek age children to learn colors whie having fun with a Valentines Day theme perfect for February #colors #preschool #freeprintable #valentinesday valentine math clip cards

Celebrate Valentines Day in February by whipping up a batch of this realy fun Conversation Heart Ooblek! Making ooblek is quick and easy and loads of fun as this substance is hard in yoru hand and then drizzles out of your hand - WOW! This valentines day activity is perfect for toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, and 2nd grade students.  The cute heart candies in the ooblek recipe make this valentines day activities for preschoolers extra fun! slime printable valentines day cards Static electricity balloon experiment

salt crystal heart valentiens day science experiment matissee heart valentines day art project for kids 

Valentines day printable

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Deanna Hershberger is a work at home mom, coffee obsessed, a diy addict and a Netflix binger. She spends her days playing and making with her daughter and enjoys quiet nights at home with her husband. She shares all of this on her blog Play Dough & Popsicles.

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