Science Fair Projects

Salt-Absorbing Art and Science



Color magically moves along the salty lines as it absorbs into your design, creating beautiful works of art!

Materials required

  • Black construction paper
  • Elmer's glue 
  • Table salt 
  • Medicine/Eye dropper 
  • Water 
  • Food Coloring 


1. Squirt glue in a cool design on construction paper.

2. Pour salt over the top, coating the glue, shake excess off .

3. Mix water and food coloring (make vibrant, it will be lighter when it touches the salt).

4. Use dropper and drop liquid color on design line.

The salt will absorb the colored water and spread. Watch the color magically get pulled down your design!

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