Kids Activities: Ice Painting

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Now the weather has turned cold and drizzly we’ve been doing a lot more indoor craft activities with our Little Buttons as, let’s face it, the park is just too freezing to be hanging around in. We thought we’d start sharing the art activities we get up to as the Buttons seem to really be enjoying them. All of them only need a little bit of prep and use materials you should be able to find around the house. The first one we tried was ice painting.

You will need:

  • Food colouring in a range of colours
  • Ice cube tray & water
  • Wooden lollipop sticks
  • Paper (we used wallpaper)ice painting DIY

    1.Begin by filling your ice-cube tray with water. In each cube, mix in some food colouring. Place a lollipop stick in each cube and pop in the freezer.

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    2.Remove from the tray and get painting. We used wallpaper to paint on as it was thicker than normal paper and didn’t rip when it got wet from the ice. My Little Button was fascinated by how the ice melted whilst painting and the activity became an art-come-science lesson!

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3. My Littlest Button also had a go at painting on the high-chair tray. The food colouring did come off on his hands (and face!) but was easy to clean off (eventually).
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4. Well there you have it. Ice painting! We’d love to know what art activities you have tried with your little ones. We’ve been trying out a lot of Christmas activities so will share them soon.

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~ Laura xx ~