Thursday, February 17, 2011

Ice Painting

I promise I am almost done posting Valentine-related crafts and activities!!!  I really wanted to share this particular activity because we had so much fun making and playing with these ice cubes!!  And...I don't know about where you live, but our weather has FINALLY turned the corner (fingers crossed) and we have had sunshine and some warmer weather all week!!  I had originally made the ice cubes for indoor crafts, but since it was so nice, we took these outdoors too!

Heart shaped ice cubes

I made these using a heart shaped mold from the dollar section at Target, Crayola washable paint and popsicle sticks.  I added a small amount of paint to the bottom of the heart shaped mold, filled up the rest of the mold with water and then placed them in the freezer for an hour or so.

After about an hour, I pulled them out and stuck a popsicle stick in them so Sweet Girl would have something to hold onto when painting or drawing.  Then I left them in the freezer overnight.

Here Sweet Girl is drawing with the ice cubes.  It took them a while to start melting (I even had to zap them in the microwave for a few seconds), but a lot of the paint collected at the bottom of the mold so it was kind of like a crayon at first.

What a fun painting activity!!


  1. Hi Stephanie, I love your blog! Great ideas for the kiddos I home school so I'm always looking for things to do with them.


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