Ice Painting for Kids
What you will need:
- A large piece of ice, frozen in your choice of plastic container
- A plastic tray to catch the puddles
Setting it up:
Pour water in your plastic container and allow it to freeze overnight. (One for each child, or for the amount of children who can fit at your art table at one time.) Right before starting this activity, remove the ice from the container onto a tray. Place watercolors on the tray next to the ice, along with a paintbrush.
Tip: Have a few of these ice blocks in your freezer at all times. This way they will be handy at that last minute when the kids have extra energy, or when a playdate needs some extra fun.
Invite your children to brush the watercolors on top of the ice block.
Notice what happens with the watercolors as the ice starts melting. The texture starts changing, as do the colors.
Either leave it as is, or press a piece of paper on top to make a print. Then, simply place the ice in the sink to melt. Clean up is a breeze!
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