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This summer we have had a lot of fun experimenting with different types of ice outside! Ice activities are so much fun for toddlers and a great way to stay “cool” in the summer. We might be coming up to the end of summer here soon, but there are still plenty of warm days left to play outside!
Ice paint is a fun and different way to paint, but simple to make! I just poured different colors of paint into an ice cube tray, stuck in craft sticks and froze! You could also make them more like water colors by mixing a little bit of paint with water for a different texture and consistency. Our ice paint was very thick, but since it was all paint it went on very bright on the paper!
I taped a large sheet of paper onto a flipped over long, flat tupperware to make a table. After I loosened each paint cube from the ice tray, I handed it over to Carter and let him go for it! At first it was kind of hard to get the colors to transfer to the paper, but after a few moments in the hot sun the ice melted just enough to be able to paint with it.
Carter experimented with mixing the colors together. Be sure to use washable paint!
Adding some pink. The craft sticks make perfect handles for the ice paint! I got mine at the dollar store
A little artist!
Took a juice break in the kiddie pool!
And then he headed back to the painting for another round! He also added texture to his painting by adding grass, dirt and sticks to the paint.
Overall this activity was really fun and Carter enjoyed it a lot! We spent a nice afternoon outside alternating between playing with the paints and going in the kiddie pool!
Have you ever tried ice painting?