How to Paint With Ice

This week the letter in the #ABC123Challenge hosted by Karen of Two Tiny Hands is I. We decided to try out ice painting for the very first time and this is how we got on.
How to Paint With Ice


How to Paint With Ice

To Paint with Ice You Will Need:

  • Craft Sticks
  • An Ice Tray
  • Water to be turned into ice cubes
  • Paint 

How to Paint With Ice

Now for the Fun Part

Start by making ice cubes and part way through the freezing process stick in some craft sticks so each of the cubes can act as mini paint brushes when they are solid. We set these over night and in the morning we set out the ice paint brushes and paints ready to be played with. 

How to Paint With Ice

We tried water colours with these ice cubes but I am sure there are lots of other ways in which to paint with ice. As you can see from the photo below this turned out quite well with blue and orange being quite successful at showing up. 

How to Paint With Ice


Two things didn't go quite to plan. The first was that after telling my eldest not to try eating the paintbrush she did and secondly the paint from the craft sticks ended up running into the ice cubes. Letting them touch the ice cube and tell you whether they find it hot or cold is a great point of discussion and could lead to talking about climate and animal habitats. However, we just stuck to asking what she was feeling by touching the ice cube and she told us that it was cold because it had been in the freezer.

How to Paint With Ice


So there you have it our very first attempt at ice painting. Have you ever tried painting with ice?


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Comments

  1. Fascinating - I would have never thought of using ice cubes to paint. Looks like great fun! #MMBC

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  2. Interesting concept... Switching up something you would regularly do, with a new method in place, is always great for keeping the little ones engaged too. #MMBC

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  3. Ohh! I haven't heard of ice painting before. It looks like a lot of fun! I bet it would be fantastic in the summer too x

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  4. That looks fun! I haven't tried painting with ice before. #TriumphantTales

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  5. I have never heard of painting with ice and because I am always looking for new things to keep children amused I will give it a try #triamphanttales@_karendennis

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  6. I wouldn't have thought of using ice-cubes to paint with, but it's a great idea and looks really fun.

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  7. That is such a unique idea and super fun to get the kids involved in the preparation phase the night before to get the excited for the next day!
    Thanks for sharing this with us at #TriumphantTales. I hope to see you back next week!

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  8. We haven't tried this yet as my little one puts everything in her mouth. I was thinking of freezing some plastic toddler spoons in the cubes to use as handles. Maybe we can finally give it a try!
    #ThursdayTeam

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  9. Hi Helena, painting with ice sounds like a fun summer activity. Bet the children loved it.

    xx

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  10. I have NEVER thought of doing anything like this! My daughter loves crafts so I'll see if she wants to give it a go! Thanks for linking up with #globalblogging

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  11. Hi, popping back from #Blogstravaganza :) thanks so much for linking up! X

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  12. Looks like a fun idea 😊 We've never tried it, yet 😉 x
    #MakeItLinky

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  13. What a brilliant idea , small girl and I will certainly be trying this!! #globalblogging

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  14. OOOhhh painting with ice sounds like a brilliant activity to try. It's not something we have ever done before. I'm wondering what would happen if the ice was coloured with paint or food colouring as some point in the freezing process. Something to put on the list to try this Easter holiday! Thanks for sharing such a cool idea with the #DreamTeam linky xx

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  15. Painting with ice sounds great fun. I love the way you froze the cubes with lolly sticks, they look really cute :o)

    #MMBC

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  16. Such a great and different idea, especially for all these rainy days at the moment! My eldest loves anything crafty so we will definitely be trying this. Thanks for linking this to #thursdayteam

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  17. What a good idea would never have thought of painting with ice! #KidsandKreativity

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  18. I have never really thought of it, one to try for the summer :) #KidsandKreativity

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  19. What a great idea, and so simple too! Great activity for the summer. Thanks again for linking up with #KidsandKreativity. x

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  20. Oh Ice painting looks like so much fun! Thank you for sharing! #MakeItLinky

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