Friday, 7 August 2015

Ice cube painting

This is great fun on a hot day - the perfect way to cool down whilst being creative :)

What we used:
- coloured ice cubes
- watercolour paper
- 'water play' pieces (optional)

I coloured some water with food colouring and then froze it in ice cube trays. You could use diluted paint instead (and would then get more 'permanent' pictures) but I knew at least one of my children would try eating the cubes so went for an edible version!

See I knew someone would eat one... ;)

Then I just put the frozen cubes in plastic trays, gave the kids a piece of paper each and let them create :)

This was the perfect activity for the super hot day we were having and kept D occupied for 45 minutes - a very long time in toddlerdom!! Once he'd finished painting with them he tried a few other things:

Tower building

Water play

Colour sorting

Ice fishing

This was a perfect activity for a hot day and needs minimal preparation - once you've frozen the ice cubes they can just sit in your freezer until you're ready to use them. It is definitely process art, rather than to create a masterpiece though, as the final pictures were a bit water-logged! 


Have you done any painting with ice? Comment below or leave a link :)

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