I thought we'd do a fun summer activity since it's so incredibly hot. I've seen ice cube painting ideas around and decided to try it. Lula had a lot of fun with it...but be sure to read the warning at the end of this post!
We mixed food coloring and water first...
Then poured it into an ice cube tray. Don't spill like I did.
After the ice cubes are about 1/2 frozen, stick something in them so that your child can hold them. I used cut up straws.
Then, we they are fully frozen, pop them out
And go outside to paint!
So fun! But now here is the warning...
I'm not sure what I did wrong, or if I missed something...but food coloring stains your hands! Lula's hands afterwards were neon pink. We had to scrub them with baking soda and lemon juice for a long time to get all the food coloring off. She thought that was really fun, so it ended up being an enjoyable activity for her from start to messy finish!
Has anyone else done this activity? It's super cute, but next time I definitely will not use food coloring. Maybe you could water down some tempera paint instead!