STEM Winter Salt Painting

Abeka Craft

Draw snowflake designs with glue and cover with table salt. Shake off the excess salt and drop liquid watercolors on top of the salt. The colors will spread throughout the design. This stem art project creates beautiful results and students will be amazed.


  • Table salt
  • Heavy paper or cardstock
  • White glue
  • Liquid watercolors or watered down food coloring
  • Pipette or dropper
  • Tray or pan



Step 1: Draw out simple snowflake designs with a pencil on a piece of cardstock.

Draw snowflake designs

Step 2: Trace the lines with glue.

Trace lines with glue

Step 3: Pour a generous amount of salt over the glue.

Pour salt over glue

Step 4: Shake off the salt onto your tray.

Shake off the salt

Step 5: Drop the liquid colors onto the snowflake; Let dry.

Drop liquid colors

Let dry

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