Join the Meeting Place for Moms!
Talk to other moms, share advice, and have fun!

(minimum 6 characters)

Salt dough decorating...

I am making salt dough ornaments with my toddler class tomorrow at pre-school. Everything says acrylic paint... I can't use acrylic paint with 2 year olds! Any other ideas? What about coloured sharpies and glitter glue?

Answer Question

Asked by Anonymous at 11:46 PM on Dec. 16, 2013 in Hobbies & Crafts

Answers (6)
  • You could color the dough with food coloring.
    Sharpies would probably work.

    Answer by Dardenella at 11:54 PM on Dec. 16, 2013

  • For that age group I would NOT use sharpies because they are permanent ink.

    Answer by AuntieV at 3:21 AM on Dec. 17, 2013

  • sharpies will work, but if not willing to use acrylic paint with 2 year olds, sharpies- you might want to rethink

    i like color dough before hand, and glitter glue after, through in some gems or yourself a project

    have fun, enjoy
    and post some pics if possible after

    Answer by fiatpax at 6:24 AM on Dec. 17, 2013

  • color the dough first- then use glitter or whatever

    Answer by charlotsomtimes at 1:11 PM on Dec. 17, 2013

  • Sharpies I can control where the ink goes by pushing up sleeves and using smocks and lining the table with paper. Plus by watching the kids very closely we can limit the amount on the hands. This is a one on one project (Montessori). Arylic paint is a little less predictable. It could end up dripped on anything- including areas I can not protect like shoes/socks and the hard wood floor.

    Comment by Anonymous (original poster) at 4:56 PM on Dec. 17, 2013

  • If its a one on one project you can use the paints... I did with my kids without issue. My DD was painting with acrylics at that age.

    Answer by Ramble_on at 12:19 PM on Dec. 31, 2013

Join CafeMom now to contribute your answer and become part of our community. It's free and takes just a minute.