Salt Painting Autumn Tree Art

Many of the best crafts to do with kids are the easiest ones and this Salt Painting Autumn Tree Art is exactly that! This autumn tree art project is a cute and creative way to add some fun to a regular afternoon or you could use it as an engaging activity for homeschool art lessons.


Salt painting autumn tree art



You just need some household items and you'll be ready to make this adorable autumn-themed painting with your little ones! If you want to add a bit of extra learning to this painting activity, you could teach your child a little about how colour mixing works when you get to the painting part of this autumn tree art activity. 


If you are looking for more fun crafts to do with the kids to celebrate Autumn look no further! Check out this stunning Leaf Suncatcher, this Handprint Fall Tree Craft, or this adorable Bubble Wrap Autumn Tree Craft


Autumn tree art for kids



Salt Painting Autumn Tree Art


Salt painting autumn tree art supplies:


  • Tree template printed on white cardstock 
  • Watercolour paint palette
  • Water
  • Paintbrush
  • White glue
  • Salt


How to do salt painting and make an autumn tree craft


STEP 1: Download & print out the tree template


To start this craft you first need to download our free printable tree template (grab it down below!) and print it out on white paper or cardstock. I recommend using a thick white cardstock. 


Autumn tree printable template


STEP 2: Create an outline with glue


Taking your template, start tracing over the image of the tree with glue. 


Salt painting

STEP 3: Sprinkle the salt on


Then, take the salt, and just as you would with glitter, start to sprinkle the glue outline with salt. Gently tape the paper to settle the salt into any creases. Then, lift the paper slowly and shake it a bit to remove any excess salt. 


Autumn tree art



STEP 4: Colour your salt


Take your paintbrush, dip it in water and start to blend the tip of the brush with watercolours to soften the bristles. 


Salt painting for kids


Continue doing this until your brush is saturated with watercolour and then touch the salt with the paintbrush lightly and see how the colour on your brush spreads around the salt outlines.

Salt painting autumn tree craft


It is so fun to watch the paint slowly spread along the salt outline. 


Autumn tree art for kids


STEP 5: Let dry and enjoy your painting!


Let your new autumn tree art settle and dry completely before displaying your new painting! 


Salt painting


You can also use the tree template to make a black glue tree craft (photographed below).


black glue autumn tree art




DOWNLOAD YOUR PRINTABLE TREE TEMPLATE BELOW

To download this printable tree template for free click on the link below and use the discount code: tree. For personal or classroom use only. Not for redistribution. All images are copyrighted. Thank you.

printable tree template


This salt painting art project was such a fun autumn activity to work on with the kids! We hope you and your little ones love making your own autumn tree art just as much as we did. Enjoy!


Salt painting autumn tree art with free printable tree template. An easy autumn craft for kids.

Follow us on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, Instagram, Youtube or Subscribe for free email updates!

No comments

Back to Top