Thursday, August 16, 2012

Ice Painting

Here's a fun activity when it's hot outside! The kids had a great time making creations with their ice paints and they were fun to make, too!

For this activity, we used:
Ice Trays
Food Coloring
Plastic Wrap
Popsicle Sticks
Construction Paper

 

To make the ice pops:
1.  Fill ice trays with water being careful not to overfill the trays.  If the trays are to full the colors will bleed into each other.

2.  Let the kids create their own colors by adding one or two drops of food coloring to each cube.  This is a great time to review mixing colors.

 
3.  Cover trays with plastic wrap.

 
4.  Have an adult break the Popsicle sticks in half to make them easier to work with.

5.  Insert Popsicle sticks through the plastic wrap to make ice pop paints.  I used a knife to poke holes in the plastic wrap so the kids could insert the sticks easier.

 

 6.  Freeze for several hours.

We used our ice pop paints outside and painted on large sheets of construction paper.  You could also do this inside by putting a tray underneath your paper.  The kids enjoyed working on their pictures outside and were able to make some neat pictures by dripping and splattering with the water.

 


  

Of course now the kids want to make juice pops so they can actually eat them!  It looks like we have a project for tomorrow!
 
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3 comments:

  1. Hey, just wanted to say thanks again for guest posting. If you want a button that says "I guest posted on Cachey Mama's Classroom" you can just go to my blog and it's on the right sidebar. Thanks so much! I will probably be doing this idea sometime this fall!
    Lori @ Cachey Mama’s Classroom

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  2. oooh so clever, will be using this one! Thanx for posting

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  3. What a fun idea! We did something similar but using Popsicle sticks as handles is genius! Thanks for linking up to TGIF! Have a great weekend,
    Beth =-)

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