Salt, Glue & Watercolour Canada Flags!

Salt, Glue & Watercolour Canada Flags!

Salt painting is one of the coolest things to watch. It had been a while since doing some, so we had to make Canada Flags with this form of process art to help up celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday! The kids love to watch the liquid water colour crawl and creep along the salt.


  • Glue
  • Liquid Watercolour
  • Paint brushes
  • Salt
  • Pipettes
  • Paper
  • Pencil or pen


1- Trace lines of Canada Flag on paper using pencil or pen.

2- In what should be the red spaces of the Canada flag, paint glue and make lines with the glue. This is where the kids painted the glue in the lines and I went over it with zig zag lines for added fun when the liquid water colour was to be applied.

3- Sprinkle Salt on top of wet glue. You need to do this when wet so that it sticks to it.

4- Allow to dry.

5- Using pipettes and paint brushes, drop liquid water colour onto glue lines. Make sure you watch the colour creep along the salt and glue trails because it’s super cool!

6- Allow your Canada Flags to dry.

7- Eventually salt will begin to fall off, but the now coloured glue lines of your Canada Flag look just as pretty.

For another version of salt, glue, and watercolour painting, check out live it ALL IN’s first post of it here.

Happy Creating!

~ Mercedes


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