Thursday, August 18, 2011

Ice Cube Painting

Here is a great activity to help wind down the Summer.  This is a craft and a science activity all in one!  If you don't have paint, you can also use Kool-Aid or Jello.

Age 18-40 months
Duration: 15 minutes

Materials Needed:

  • ice cube tray
  • craft sticks or small tongue depressors
  • construction paper or poster board
  • powdered tempura paint (Kool-Aid or Jelllo)
  1. Make a tray of ice cubes.  Freeze each cube with a craft stick in it so you have a square popsicle.
  2. Let your child sprinkle the powdered paint on the paper.
  3. Show your child how to use the ice cube on a stick as a paintbrush.  The colors will swirl as the ice melts.
Get this and more ideas from the Everything Toddlers Activity Book.

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