SALTY SNOWMAN – Line, Colour, Texture

Students create colourful drawings of snowmen using glue, salt and watercolour paints as they explore the concepts of colour mixing and absorption.

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SALTY SNOWMAN – Line, Colour, Texture


  • Crayola Watercolour Paints
  • Crayola White Glue
  • Crayola Paint Brushes
  • Crayola Marker & Watercolour Paper or Cardstock Paper - 22.9 cm x 30.5 cm (9" x 12")
  • Table Salt


Step 1
  1. Draw a snowman with Crayola white glue.
  2. Do not let the tip of the glue bottle touch the paper.
  3. Make the lines nice and thick.
Step 2
  1. Pour lots of salt over the glue drawing.
  2. Make sure to cover all the glue.
Step 3
  1. Carefully shake the salt off the drawing and into a large container.
Step 4
  1. Use watercolours to paint your snowman.
  2. Lightly touch the surface of the wet salt/glue with the tip of your paintbrush.
  3. Notice how the colour spreads along the surface.
  4. The salt is absorbing the colour.
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