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Ice cube painting

Ice Cube Painting | Sensory Art

Enjoy the summer sun with an exciting art activity! This simple art project introduces kids to an unusual, original painting technique. Using ice to make colourful creations on a page is a sensory play activity your kids will love to experiment with.

This project is simple to make, taste-safe, and really easy to tidy up (just be sure to return the ice cubes to their trays!). It’s also fun to do outdoors in the summer sun and can prompt interesting science discussions! You could encourage your child to observe how being in the sunshine makes the colours run more quickly from the ice cube and discuss why that might be.

So gobble up an ice lolly and get ready to make some icy masterpieces!

Let’s Make It

You Will Need

What To Do:

1 Fill the ice cube tray with water.

fill the tray with water

2 Add a drop of food colouring to each compartment and mix. (this is a great time to discuss the colour wheel and to experiment with combining different colours!)

add food colouring

3 Add a lolly stick to each compartment.

add lolly sticks

4 Place the ice cube tray in the freezer. Once frozen, remove from the freezer and get painting! Make sure you place a waterproof material over your work surface!

get painting!

We hope you have fun making a cool, colourful creation in the sunshine. Be sure to share your paintings with us on social media!

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