This activity makes a wonderful sensory experience for your little ones as it is super easy to make at home and at the same time to have lots of fun, since these Ice Paints will be loved by all kids irrespective of their age 😎
Materials Required :
Ice Cube Tray
Chart or any Thick Paper
NOTE: If you dont have food coloring at home you can even use normal acrylic or poster paints you have. This DIY IcePaints which are made by normal paints are also called PAINTCICLES (Paint + Popscicles = Paintcicles)
Place all the required items on a flat surface as shown below
Break or Cut the popsicle sticks into half.
Fill in the ice cube tray with water (don’t overfill) just half way through
Add drops of food coloring of your little ones choice to each cube
Use the flat edge side of the popsicle sticks to mix the food coloring and leave it inside in each cubes as shown
Gently keep in the Freezer overnight
And the next day your very own DIY Ice Paint with a stick to hold will be ready for your little ones to paint and make creative process art my lovelies 😎
Make these ice paints at home and have fun trying them out by blending the colors to create patterns by swooshing them around.
We absolutely loved the making of these Ice Paints as it was a great way to cool things off on a hot summer day my lovelies 😍
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Baby moo is crazy about paints, everyday there will be at-least, twenty devoted minutes for “painting”. He never ever gets bored of it he just asks me “maa moo paint” (means that moo wants to paint) still practicing on the sentence formation but I just love the way he tries to put the words to form a sentence, since we are speaking bilingual language(Tamil+English) at home. So coming back to his love for paints I was searching for a new way of painting and thus came the activity “Painting on Ice cubes”.
It’s a super simple activity that can be arranged within minutes, if you just have the ice cubes ready in your freezer 😎
Ice cubes (quantity is of your choice)
Tray, Storage bins, Plate (I used a medium sized plate because I had less ice cubes )
Papers (if your baby surprises you by putting their hands in action)
How to play:
Make the ice cubes ready beforehand or you can even use the ice cubes which are going to waste from the freezer
Place the ice cubes on a plate and paints next to it (arrange the whole supplies on a mat to make the painting less messy and easy to clean up)
Encourage your baby to get into the action of painting the ice cubes (Mine just started to paint even before telling him to do)
Baby moo suddenly started to explore the cubes and the colors using his hands and that’s when the paper was needed for him to paint using his fingers(hands) and brush. He made beautiful hand prints and even made mommy to join the printing fun
Since we used ice cubes on a plate and it’s really hot here in Chennai we had to remove the melted water more often but still we enjoyed painting on the ice cubes till the shape of the cubes lasted
This activity is one of a kind activity which provides our baby with sensorial development and art education (2in1) 😉
Try this activity at home and enjoy the chill sensorial art happiness together and have fun lovelies 😍
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💁♀️ Painting itself is a never ending fun activity for all ages. When we have little fingers has a paint brush it takes the painting into a whole new level of messy fun, Which will keep them engaged for hours of sensory play.
Below are the detailed instructions of how to do it all by yourself using household items.
2 cups of water
1/2 cup of corn starch / corn flour
3 tbs of sugar
1/2 tsp of salt
Food coloring (colors of your choice)
Combine all the above ingredients in a saucepan on a medium heat
Stir until it thickens
Cool and pour it into a divided container, cups, plate (or cupcake tray as I did)
Add coloring as per your wish and let your little artist enjoy 👨🎨
Baby Moo enjoyed a lot. At first he started with one finger but ended with two hands 😁. It was a creative, imaginative, sensorial, messy, fun play activity of the day.
I would highly recommend this activity for any time of the year and also the mess can be controlled if you just pop down a mat or some newspapers down. And you need not be worried too, since it’s homemade – you know exactly what’s in it and it’s “Edible”😎
Have a fun, messy or less-messy painting play lovelies 😍
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