Monday, September 19, 2011

Painting with ice cubes

Here's a fun little project!

Painting with ice cubes


Ice cube tray
food coloring
plate or bowl

Fill an ice cube tray 3/4 full with water.  The extra space is needed so the ice cubes can expand without the cubes overflowing into each other.

Add a few drops of food coloring to each section. Stir a little. You can experiment by mixing colors.

Time for the freezer!  Freeze at least 4 hours.

 Pop the ice cubes out into a plate or bowl. It's time to paint!

As the ice cubes melt, they will leave the color behind on the paper. You can scribble, draw, flick the melting drops to create spots, or let them melt on the paper for a minute to make big spots. 

We also saw good results by letting the paper dry, and then adding another layer of paint...if your ice cubes haven't melted by then!




Stephanie Matson said...

Kelly, you amaze me! What a great idea!

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