Sunday, September 28, 2014

Apple Suncatchers Made from Colored Salt

This is a quick fall craft for kids of all ages. We started by coloring the salt crystals. (We did different size crystals, but found that the finer salt worked best.) 

To color the salt, we dumped some into a ziploc bag. Then we added a few drops of food coloring. The kids moved the salt around in the bag until it was all colored. Then we placed the different colors into containers. 

Next, we placed a piece of contact paper, sticky side up, on the table.  We placed a piece of red construction paper (that was cut in the shape of an apple) on top of the contact paper. The kids filled in the apple with their colored salt. 

Next, we placed another piece of contact paper (sticky side down) on top of the apple and salt to seal it in. We cut out the apple. 

For a finishing touch, we added a piece of brown construction paper for the stem and placed it on the window.