Ice Painting Activity
by Ms. Margaret, Primary 3
Description: Make colorful ice that can be used for creating a masterpiece!
Goal: Have a sensory experience and make something beautiful while exploring color mixing.
- Ice cube tray
- Food coloring or liquid watercolor
- Heavyweight paper
- Put a drop or two of food coloring or liquid watercolor into each compartment of your ice cube tray.
- Fill with water, place in the freezer, and allow ice to set.
- Invite your child to paint directly with the cubes of ice, or put on paper and mix the colors around with a paintbrush as they melt.
- Invite your child to help pack away once finished.
Here I am making an ice painting of some mountains!
If you’d like, you can add a “handle” into each cube by covering the tray with foil before it sets and poking a straw or popsicle stick through.
Account for some mess! This activity would be best done outside or in a large pan to avoid water and paint on the table.
Taping the paper down helps keep it from ripping once wet.