This week Corky and I made Ice Paint. To make it, you just fill an ice tray and add food coloring. Then cut drinking straws into thirds and add them to the tray (these serve as handles) and freeze. We made the ice on Wednesday. I let her put the food coloring in the tray (once she figured it out, she squeezed the little food coloring bottle as hard as she could- so funny). She also got to put the straws in. When it was time to put them in the freezer, she was a little reluctant! She wanted to paint now! I told her that we would paint tomorrow. As soon as she woke up on Thursday, she said, “We play with Ice Paint?” So of course, that is exactly what we did!
This was a really great summer project. We just took the paint outside that way she could get a little messy (it kept her cool outside too since she decided to eat the ice when she was done painting)!
*I got the idea for this project from the blog, Chasing Cheerios.