This week students experimented with salt, rice and paint. Using watercolors the students created a painting of their choosing. While the paint was still wet they sprinkled table salt, sea salt (larger cubes of salt) and rice over their paintings. The salt and rice cause a chemical reaction where the the paint gets sucked into the salt and rice and creates a great texture to watercolor paints. After the paintings were dried, the salt and rice were wiped off the paintings. They sure did have fun, some pretending they were chefs! haha, despite slipping all over my classroom floor the next day on salt and rice droppings, these came out beautifully!