Watercolor Salt Painting Unicorn Craft for Kids

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Unicorn crafts for kids to make (and unicorn food to eat!) are all the rage right now. Try this watercolor salt painting unicorn craft for kids. It was a dark and stormy night afternoon so please forgive the bad lighting. Just goes to show that this salt painting kids craft is a great rainy day activity for kids.

Watercolor Salt Painting Unicorn Craft for Kids with free printable template!

Watercolor Salt Painting Unicorn Craft for Kids

For this salt painting kids craft you will need:

  • School glue
  • Table salt
  • Food coloring
  • Paintbrushes
  • White or colored cardstock (construction paper won’t work as it’s too flimsy for the weight and moisture in this project)
  • Printable unicorn template

Watercolor Salt Painting Unicorn Craft for Kids with free printable template!

Salt Painting Kids Craft Directions

Step 1 – Print template onto cardstock and apply a thick layer of glue over the template as shown below. Use your finger or a paintbrush to spread it evenly

Watercolor Salt Painting Unicorn Craft for Kids with free printable template!

Step 2 – Sprinkle salt over glue and shake off gently.

Watercolor Salt Painting Unicorn Craft for Kids with free printable template!

Step 3 – Mix your colors! Note that there’s waaay too much water in each of these cups. I had to pour half of it out and add more food coloring for it to be bold enough. Also, don’t even bother with trying to mix purple. It turns brown just like with purple Kool-Aid Easter eggs.

Watercolor Salt Painting Unicorn Craft for Kids with free printable template!

Step 4 – Time to paint! Dip a brush into the water then touch it to the salt and watch it spread.

Watercolor Salt Painting Unicorn Craft for Kids with free printable template!

Watercolor Salt Painting Unicorn Craft for Kids with free printable template!

Sweet T made a rainbow unicorn (of course) and didn’t like the red looking orange and the purple looking brown so we glossed over the surface of those two colors with a water color set to add some vibrance.

Watercolor Salt Painting Unicorn Craft for Kids with free printable template!

This salt painting kids craft turned out pretty well and they both had fun with it.

Watercolor Salt Painting Unicorn Craft for Kids with free printable template!

If you like this watercolor salt painting unicorn craft for kids, check out this fun and simple kid activity too! It would keep Sweet T busy for at least 30 minutes with minimal supervision when she was a toddler.

Indoor kids activities can be a life saver on rainy days. Try this cheap and easy activity that's suitable for toddlers to preschoolers and older!

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