Who says snow and ice are meant to stay outside?
This month try your hand at painting with ice.
Forget the brushes- let the ice melt and mix with water colors. Your digits might get cold, but it is a fun sensory activity. Occasionally, I like to switch things up and get the kids involved in a fun craft. My college roommate introduced me to this entertaining idea!
I used this ice painting session for a preschool lesson on the letter "I" for ice. This activity is easily applied to winter themes, states of matter (H20 = solid, liquid, and gas), and just for FUN on hot summer days when it is blistering hot. Regardless, it is perfect for bringing a bit of winter indoors to create masterpiece paintings.
Here are the supplies you will need:
- ice cubes
- water colors
- dry hand towels
Here are a few tips to follow when you do this activity:
- Allow the ice to melt a little before beginning. Add a few drops of water to moisten the water colors so they are easier to spread.
- Dip the ice into the color and rotate it in the paint.
- Have towels handy to warm small fingers when they need a break.
- Have fun!