You will need:

  • Salt
  • Colored chalk
  • A glass or clear plastic jar
  • White, liquid glue
  • Plastic plates


Pour some salt onto your plate. Choose which color chalk you want to use. Rub the chalk over the salt, until the salt becomes colored. The more you rub the chalk over the salt, the brighter the color will be.

Set the plate aside, and repeat with another color.

Once you have all your colors, pour the salt into the jar in layers. If you want to create sloping layers, tip the jar to the side slightly while pouring.

Once your salt art is complete, pour a layer of white glue over the top and set aside to the dry. The glue with hold the salt in place so the layers don’t get mixed.

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Andrelise Meir ing South Africa April 24, 2017

So original. When I was little we visited a farm with real coloured sand.
Later in live I wondered where I can get some, and now you showed me it
is in my kitchen. Toda! Reply

Anonymous Pittsford May 22, 2017
in response to Andrelise Meir ing:

you mean 'thank you' Reply

Anonymous Toronto January 26, 2016

Salt jars Great idea for classroom art project or fun on any Shabbat. Reply

Anonymous April 23, 2017
in response to Anonymous:

but you can't color on shabbat. Reply

mendel Pittsford May 22, 2017
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you arent allowed to do projects on shabbos Reply

Anonymous Toronto April 24, 2017
in response to Anonymous:

yes you can Reply

Anonymous Toronto April 25, 2017
in response to Anonymous:

yes you can! Reply

tzippy simpson December 27, 2015

cool Reply

Anonymous kingston,ON November 2, 2015

nice Reply