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Painting on Ice

2 and up 

What you need: 

How to:

  1. Put water in a container and put in the freezer overnight
  2. When you are ready for the activity. Take out of the freezer and take the ice out of the container. 
  3. Place the ice on a plate or tray 
  4. Give your child the water color and paintbrush and let them go for it. Paint the ice 

This activity is simple and has minimal clean up, which is a pulse. This can be done with small ice cubes, big ice cubes, fun shapes, ordinary shapes. It makes for a fun summer activity when it is hot outside and is great for art and science exploration. 


While they are exploring this activity you can ask:


This is a great science experiment to allow children to experience what melting ice does and feels like. Ice turns into water. This also allows them to explore textures and is a great sensory activity for little ones. Have fun exploring and watch the color melt together to create a new color.

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