Painting is a fun activity for kids. In this activity kids will create their own water colors using food coloring and ice.
Materials: Ice Cube Tray, Cups, Water, Food Coloring, Craft/popsicle Sticks, paper (poster or water color paper works best)
Step 1: Fill cups half way with water
Step 2: Add a couple of drops of food coloring to each cup of water. Keep adding food coloring slowly until you get the color you like. If you only have a few food coloring colors mix colors together to create more colors.
Step 3: Pour colored water into ice cube tray
Step 4: Wait about 1/2 hour or until ice is half way frozen then add the craft/popsicle sticks.
Step 5: Let the ice freeze completely. When completely frozen slowly pull ice cubes out of tray. If they are stuck slowly twist ice cube tray or leave out for a few minutes then pull them out.
Step 6: Once ice cubes are out hold them by the handle (craft/popsicle stick) and use like a paint brush.
You just create home made water color paint!
Here is another project idea using ice cube paining
Materials: Paper, Washable Markers, Water, Ice Cube Tray, Craft/Popsicle Sticks
Step 1: Make ice cubes the regular way
Step 2: Wait about 1/2 hour or until ice cubes are half way frozen and add craft/popsicle sticks
Step 3: Wait until ice cubes are completely frozen. While kids are waiting for the ice cubes to freeze have the, draw a picture using markers.
Step 4: When ice cubes are completely frozen take them out of the tray.
Step 5: Have the kids go over they picture with the ice cube. The when the drawing gets wet the maker colors run making the picture look like a water color painting.