Shake a Painting

What to do:

  1. Fill salt shakers with different colors of powder paint.
  2. Wet paper with a sponge or squirt bottle.
  3. Have children gently shake different colors of dry paint onto wet paper.


  • Use Popsicle sticks or paint brushes to mix the paints and create new designs after the paint is on the paper.
  • Use small cans with holes punched in the lids instead of shakers. (Shakers with handles work best for younger children.)