All you need:
cardstock or cardboard
glue (liquid NOT a glue stick)
a container (we used baby food jars, I will get to that in a minute)
box lid or cookie sheet
1) Put maybe a 1/4 to a 1/2 cup of salt in each jar, add a couple drops of food coloring and mix.
2) Let your kiddo doodle a design, write their name or practice letters and/or numbers onto the cardstock.
3) Now let your kiddo sprinkle/pour/dump the colored salt onto their glue masterpiece.
4) Pour off the excess and set aside to dry.
What I did:
For the containers I used Little Brother's cleaned out baby food jars that I had been hoarding (see honey I do have a use for all these little jars :-). Using a hammer and a small nail I hammered holes into the tops of the baby jar lids making them into 'salt shakers'.
Do you know how much a spent on this little activity...? NOT A PENNY because I already had everything on hand, love it! Plus it gave Big Brother and me a new activity to do.