The hot days are here.. What can be the best way to beat the heat other than ice.. My LOs love playing with colors & so we wanted to combine ice & paint. We’ve already tried Ice cube painting and it was a hit. This time for a change we tried to paint on ice and it turned out to be awesome! 💖
Ice Painting is one of the simplest painting activities. Kids will love it as a cool outdoor activity on hot days or as a fun indoor activity that themes with cold days 😀
- Baking soda (optional)
- Paint brush
- Mix the baking soda in water and freeze it overnight. The baking soda makes the ice super white. You could also freeze plain water. We tried both- the colors look bright on the white ice.
- Remove the ice and put it on a tray. Let your kids paint their heart out on the ice.
- To make prints – press a paper ( we used finger paint sheets) on top of the ice.
- You can reuse the ice. Rinse the ice quickly in water and you can start painting again. Paint until the ice melts!!
This is also a simple science activity for kids. You can talk about how water changes from liquid to solid form when frozen and then back to liquid as it melts. Also discuss colors, mixing different colors as you paint. Learning is so much fun this way👍