• Sarah Dann

Ice Painting

Happy Saturday Everyone!


Ice painting is such fun and I love it when normal things take on a new twist. I have tried a couple of ways doing this, but I think this is the easiest way and guaranteed strong vibrant colors.

If you don't have popsicle sticks, this activity might just promote picking up some lovely ice lollies/creams from the supermarket to enjoy, and then just save the sticks to reuse!


What you need is:

Paint (regular washable paint)

Ice Tray

Popsicle sticks

Water

Aluminum Foil (Aluminium (for all my British folks :)!)



Depending on the size of your popsicle sticks, you may need to cut them in half. Cut as many as you are planning on using with paint. These frozen paints can remain in the freezer, so you might want to make extra for another day :)



Next pour paint into ice cube tray about half way.



Then add a small amount of water to fill almost to the top, I stirred it lightly with the end of a teaspoon, it doesn't need to be anything vigorous though.



Final steps are to wrap aluminum foil on top of the ice tray and slit small holes. I pressed my aluminium foil on the tray so I could see roughly where each ice 'hole' is. Then pop the sticks in, smooth side sticking out if you have cut them, so its soft on the little hands.



Pop into the freezer.

When frozen, remove foil and like ice cubes let warm up slightly (1-2mins) to make it easier to pop them out of the tray. Then let the little hands create!



Thank you to all your key workers!



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