Hot summer fun with super cool and colorful ice cube painting! Kiddos of all ages will enjoy this neat art process using ice cubes! If you’re looking for a new art project at any time of the year, why not try ice painting! All you need is an ice cube tray, water, food coloring, and paper for an easy to set up art project for kids!
ICE PAINTING FOR PRESCHOOLERS
PAINTING WITH ICE
Painting with ice is a MUST try art project for kids. It works as well for toddlers as it does with teens so you can include the whole family in the fun. Ice cube painting is also budget-friendly making it perfect for large groups and classroom projects!
Make your own colorful ice paints which are easy to use outside and just as easy to clean up. You can even lay down a plastic shower curtain underneath the project for clean up in a snap. Art is all about getting a little messy anyway!
ICE CUBE ART
Are you ready to try painting with ice cubes? Ice paints glide so smoothly over the paper like watercolors once they get going. Perfect for a hot day!
Make sure to explore color mixing too!
- Ice tray
- Food coloring – primary colors (red, yellow, blue)
- Large tray
- 11 in. X 14 in. white Posterboard
- Plastic Spoon
- Craft sticks (optional to freeze one into each cube as a handle)
NOTE: Food coloring can stain! Dress in your best artist smock and be prepared for a bit of mess.
HOW TO MAKE ICE PAINTS
STEP 1: Pour water into the ice tray. Do not overfill or colors may run into other sections. Add 1-2 drops of food coloring to each section. Place the ice tray in the freezer and freeze the ice completely.
STEP 2: Place the poster board into the large tray, and empty the ice tray onto the poster.
STEP 3: Use the spoon to spread the ice around. The ice will start to melt and leave colors on the poster board.
Color the whole poster with your ice paints until until no white space is left.
STEP 4. When finished pour the melted ice water into the sink or large container if indoors. Run water over the poster board to get all of the excess water off.
STEP 5. Hang your ice cube art up to dry.