Watercolor Salt Painting

  • Young Adult
  • Grades 1-3

Add realistic texture to your artwork by adding salt to a watercolor painting!


  • Watercolor Paint Palette
  • Salt
  • Paper


Step 1. Gather your supplies.


Step 2.


Sketch a simple beach scene.


Step 3.


Paint all the areas that you do not want to use salt.


Step 4.


Wet the areas that you will be using salt with just water. In our case, we want to use salt on the tips of the waves and on the sand to add texture.


Step 5.


Paint over the wet paper with the appropriate colors and while the paper and paint is still wet, pour on the salt.


Step 6.


Repeat this step until all the areas you want to use salt are finished.