Painting with Ice

Painting with Ice Cubes

My daughter and I filled an ice cube tray with water and then added food coloring.  In the first four wells I let her put in just one drop of one color (red, green, blue, and yellow) and then let her mix and match colors and number of drops in the remaining wells.  We put them in the freezer for 1 hour.

I put a large piece of white paper in our plastic art tray and then let her dump the ice cubes into the tray (it is cold outside so we are inside using a tray during the summer we take this project outside).

It takes the ice a while to melt and it stains her hands for the rest of the day but it keeps her busy and she loves it.  Next time we do it inside I am just going to give her a few ice cubes instead of all 12 because the paper gets saturated before all her ice cubes have melted.

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