INSIDE: Painting Ice is a super easy art activity for kids. A great activity for anytime of the year. It makes a great indoor activity during the cold winter months or a fun art activity to do outside on a hot summer day. The best part of this activity is you can set it up for kids of multiple ages. I did this with my 3.5 year old twins and my 7.5 year old and they all loved it. I only wished I had frozen more ice for them to paint!
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Painting Ice: Super Easy Art Activity for Kids
This is perhaps the easiest painting activity you’ll set up for you kids. The only prep you need to do ahead of time is freeze some ice. If you can a fridge that can make ice your work is already done for you!
Fill a sensory bin with ice cubes or blocks of frozen ice. I filled a few Tupperware plastic containers with water and put them in the fridge at least over night. When I needed a few minutes I quickly brought them out and release them into a sensory bin to help contain the mess.
I added some washable paints to a few paint pallets and headed my twins a paint brush. They immediately started painting and I knew that I needed to get more ice. My 7.5 year old came downstairs from her virtual school and said she wanted to paint too.
Luckily, I had a few more blocks ready to go so they could continue painting. As they painted I actually went a froze more water for another painting session another day. A great activity that everyone loved!
This activity is so fun and easy you are going to want to run and freeze some ice right now you that you can be ready the next time you need a quick sure win activity for you kids!
Age Suitability for Painting Ice
This activity is great for kids 2 years and up. My kids are 3.5, 3.5, and 7.5 year old.
Supplies for Painting Ice
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