Embrace the Mess: Ice Painting with Your Toddler

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Yes. You can have success with a Pinterest idea! Try this easy Ice Painting Project with your toddler!It’s finally summer, which means I’m compiling a “summertime bucket list.” I get really excited to pen lists chocked full of fun, family-friendly activities. The very idea of having a place to reference is inspiration enough to create one. If you are like me then you have already scoured Pinterest in search of even more ideas to add to “Summer 2015.” Reality will hijack this list somewhere between Go Camping and Bake Pretzels from Scratch, but for now let’s fulfill those big summer dreams.

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Ice painting is at the top of our list this week. Grab some food dye, water, ice cube trays, and watercolor paper. Mix your paint (put some water and many, many drops of food coloring) the day before you plan on using it. Don’t even mention this to your children. Do it in the dark of the night and then just like magic it will be ready to go in the morning. How does she do it all?? The answer is, always in the dark of the night.

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Step 1
Pop ice paint out of ice cube trays

Step 2
Sit back and watch your kiddo go to town.

Notes: Am I the only one who thinks painted kids are cute? Yes? Oh ok. Dress accordingly.

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  1. birdhousebooks says:

    Oh what a cute idea and it looks like your toddler is enjoying this! I taught preschool for years and never thought of this art activity … wish I had, because it looks like lots of fun! – Trish

  2. Lisa @ Adventures of a Dream Catcher says:

    I used to work in a toddler room and did ice painting with them! It was really fun and the parents liked their artwork. :)

  3. Brea says:

    HA! “In the dark of night!” Brilliant!! We’re going to have to do this with our penguin ice cube mold this week! Thanks for the idea.

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