It’s been a frigidly cold week. And though we do enjoy playing outside in winter, we don’t appreciate the kind of cold that instantly bites our skin the moment it’s exposed. Needless to say, we’ve spent more time indoors watching movies, visiting the library, and making crafts the past few days.
Since it has been so cold, an arts & crafts project with ice seemed very appropriate.
Preparing the Ice Paint
2. Add food coloring, liquid watercolors, or paint. Stir well.
3. Freeze outside (or in the freezer) overnight.
Using the Ice Paint
In an effort to give the boys another opportunity to problem solve, I simply gave them the paints and said “Have fun!”
“Well, the problem is that the paints are frozen. They don’t work really good.”
“They are frozen!?”
“Yes! We need to melt them.”
“How could you melt them?”
“With a campfire.”
“That’s one way. Can you think of another way that is more appropriate for inside?”
“Salt! Salt melts ice! That’s why big trucks put it on the road.”
After sprinkling salt onto the ice paints, the ice should begin to melt and your young Monets may begin their masterpieces!
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