Chasing Cheerios

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Painting with Ice Cubes

O and I made ice cubes for painting last week and finally painted with them on Thursday.
1st O poured water into the ice cube tray

Then she squeezed in the food coloring. She had a lot of fun mixing colors. We put straws in the ice cubes to use as handles while she painted.

We put the ice tray in the freezer and forgot about it for a week. I finally remembered, and O had lots of fun painting with her ice cubes :) She painted on posterboard with the shiny side down. You need thick paper since the ice cubes melt and things get quite watery :)

After she was finished, I put the ice cubes back in the freezer to save for another hot day!

9 comments:

  1. What a fun idea, especially to do outside in the summer!

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  2. So cool! My son is pretty messy. Did the food coloring stain the shirt or the skin at all? =)

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  3. Yes, it did stain her hands and shirt. It came off her hands after a day or so, and I don't know if it came off the shirt or not. I had an old t-shirt of Elliott's over her clothes, so it wasn't that big of a deal.

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  4. Oops! That last comment is from me. I was signed in as my mom :)

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  5. Thanks for the idea! We enjoyed doing it, and I posted our results on my blog.

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  6. Thank you so much for this idea! We tried it out and I loved it so much that I posted our experience here.

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  7. Another idea is to use KOOL AID instead of food coloring. Then the kids can lick em too. The KOOL AID smells wonderful too.

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