Looking for something new for the kids to try? Have a few hot days ahead? It’s the perfect combination for Colored Ice Painting!
I’ve seen colored ice painting done numerous ways. I’ve seen some just use an ice cube tray to make the colored ice. Others use ice pop molds. I opted for an old ice pop mold, giving the kids a handle to hold their ice, kind of like a paint brush.
To make the colored ice I’ve seen a few different versions, too. Some mix paint with the water. I opted for a few drops of food coloring to make each color. (This momma isn’t one for a big mess, and food coloring rinses off the concrete and kids fairly easily.)
A few hours before our painting adventure I mixed several drops of food coloring with water for each of our colored ice “paint brushes.” Then I stuck them in the freezer until they were solid.
Once they were ready, I grabbed some paper, called for the kids, and we headed to the porch to paint!
They had fun dabbing and dripping the colors on the paper. Of course, since they were on ice pop sticks the youngest had to taste them. (One more reason I used food coloring and not paint!)
We hung our colorful, and very wet, paintings up to dry on the porch rail…
And when they dried they were beautiful!
Have you painted with colored ice before? How did you make the colored ice?
Looking for other ways to have fun and stay cool? Check out our water blob tutorial and ice investigation!
Zurainny Ismail says
This is a cool idea! The ice pop mold is really nice. And result looks like batik. 😀 But if we do it here in the tropics, the kids will have to do it quickly as the ice will melt pretty fast…
Deborah @ mommycrusader says
What a fun way to spend the afternoon! I’ll add it to my list of things to do with my kids this summer. Thank you for sharing such an easy, artistic, and fantastic idea!
I hope yours enjoy it as much as mine did!
So fun! What a great idea for summer. I need to check my dollar store for those popsicle molds!! Have a great day!
A lovely way to stay cool in the sun and inspire creativitiy in little ones
Leila - Mud Mud Marvellous Mud says
What a brilliant idea, keeps them cool at the same time. Thanks for sharing 🙂
Oh, how fun!! We still have to try this. Thanks for sharing at Sharing Saturday!