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Fifth graders painted a 9 x 12 paper in only the cool colors of green/blue/violets, and then painted a 12 x 18 paper in the hot colors of yellow/red/orange. When salt is sprinkled on the watercolor, it absorbs some of the paint, leaving a very cool effect which the students loved! We tore the cool colored painting which left a white edge on the paper to simulate the whitecaps of waves. Each student had to add something to their seascape to complete it.