Lemon!

Once finished these lemons feel (to touch) remarkably like real lemons, which is cool! And also makes this a great sensory project for preschoolers: touch (texture), sight (vibrant yellow colors) and taste - because it is just wrong not to accompany this activity with either a wedge of lemon to explore or a small glass of lemonade!

Lemon! Lemon!

Project Info

Difficulty Easy
Duration Under 15 minutes
Age Any
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Materials

  • Kosher Salt
  • Watercolor Paper
  • Yellow Watercolor Paint

Instructions

    1. Brush water all over the watercolor paper
    2. Now paint yellow watercolor paint over your wet paper (the more color the better).
    3. Immediately (before the paint dries), sprinkle salt over the paint. The salt will soak up the paint, giving those areas where the salt lies a darker hue. By sprinkling the salt all over, this gives a speckled effect.
    4. Leave to dry, then brush off excess salt and cut into lemon shapes. Mount on card if desired.

    Tips

    1. It is important to make the paper wet before painting with yellow paint to get the most out of this watercolor effect.

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