Painting On Ice

Have your kids tried painting on ice? It’s such a fun a winter art project!

Painting On Ice - a winter art activity for kids!

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Painting on ice isn’t a new idea – in fact one of my favorite sites Teaching 2 and 3 Year Olds went viral with it over five years ago! But most recommend using watercolor paints – which of course is understandable with toddlers. But I really wanted to try it with bold acrylic paints, and as my son is 6 – I thought it was worth a try!

I set up the activity the night before, by pouring water into some baking pans. It’s under zero degrees (F) here right now, so I put them outside to freeze – but of course you could use the freezer instead!Painting On Ice - a winter art activity for kids!

The next day, I turned out the ice blocks onto larger baking pans. I set out some paints and brushes, and invited my son to try it out.Painting On Ice - a winter art activity for kids!

He started by painting the whole block one color. I hadn’t watered the acrylic paints down at all – but I didn’t need to. As they connected with ice, the brush flowed easily across it.Painting On Ice - a winter art activity for kids!

He then mixed in some other colors and created some swirling patterns.Painting On Ice - a winter art activity for kids!

As the ice block melted and started to move around, things started to get a little messy!Painting On Ice - a winter art activity for kids!

By the time he was finished – things had got even messier! Luckily, we had our favorite Lava Soap on hand to remove the paint. Have you tried it before? It’s often used by gardeners and mechanics – but it’s great for removing paint, too! The soap contains tiny bits of rough pumice, which is perfect for eliminating stains from dirty hands!Painting On Ice - a winter art activity for kids!

Once he got all cleaned up – of course he wanted to try it again! So I rinsed off the ice block and the baking sheet (yes, it’s that easy!), and then he could start again!

Painting On Ice - a winter art activity for kids!

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