Yesterday we did some painting as part of NurtureStore’s #simpleplay project.
Instead of using paper, we decided to paint right on the ice.
- water mixed with a half cup of baking soda and then frozen till solid (the baking soda turns the water super white)
- paint (in little containers)
- paint brushes
- paper towels (for clean up/wiping down ice)
Directions to paint on ice:
This activity is super easy and a little bit addictive.
To start you just paint your heart out onto the ice. Once the ice is covered in paint… rinse off the top of the ice quickly in the sink with cold water.
Then paint again.
Then rinse again… and paint again… and on and on until the ice is melted completely.
It takes a little while to melt and is a great simple science activity for kids related to liquids, solids, and melting! My son made so many excellent science observations while we painted and the ice slowly turned from a solid back into a liquid.
We also loved talking about colors and mixing them to make new ones. Mouse Paint by Ellen Stoll Walsh is a fun book to read along with this activity.
I have a feeling this is going to be a new favorite “go to” activity. Do you have any favorite activities with ice?
Here are a few of our other favorite activities with ice…
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