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Ice Painting – Painting on Ice

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! πŸ’–

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 πŸ˜€ 

What you need 

  • Water
  • Baking soda (optional)
  • Watercolors
  • Paint brush

How to

  • 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 wayπŸ‘



    Hi!! Im Lavanya, stay at home mom of 3 & 2 yr old girls.. My LOs are very active and they need various activities to keep them busy and interested. A monotonous play bores them easily.. Hence, I've started to explore & create activities to keep them occupied - fun & some learning.. This blog is my maiden attempt where you can find simple crafts and learning activities for kids. If you like my page share it with your friends. Also tell me what you think in the comments. πŸ˜€ Thanks for stopping by!!

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