kid c.r.a.f.t. #16: Ice Painting

Have you ever painted with ice?


My friend, Annie, is a preschool teacher, and has some great summer crafts she is going to share with us on C.R.A.F.T. First up, ice painting.


 First, fill an ice cube tray with 90% liquid water color and 10% water. Stick a strand of tape directly on top of the ice cube tray…as shown below :) This is so the toothpicks (handles) will stay in place while freezing.

Remove the tape, and let the kids paint…

I is for Ice painting!
Free ice painting download… just double click, save to your desktop, and print as many times as you would like…
Then read this Curious George book about ice cream…
Check out the kid c.r.a.f.t. page for more ideas to keep the kids entertained this summer!


  1. Heeeeeeeey, Handmade Exchange partner! I'm **finally* getting on your blog! I love, love, love this idea! This would be perfect fun for the little girl I nanny. :)

  2. This sounds like quite a cool idea!
    I think I´m trying this, but with foodcoloring, since my kids are used to licking icecubes, and I don´t think they could resist here :)

  3. I love this idea for an outdoor activity to do in our hot Texas weather….. will food coloring work just as well or should I go out and find the liquid watercolor? If so, where do I find it? Thank you!!!!

  4. This is a fabulous idea!
    Would you be willing to share this at our Weekly Playdate link party? This week's party is here:

    Come & Play :: Playdate

  5. What a great idea! I would love it if you would link up to my Tuesday Confessional link party going on now: I hope to see you soon!
    ~Macy from Confessions of a SAHM

  6. saw your great idea on playdate, now google following, would love if you could pop by, Karima x

    I love your theme of free things, I always try and upcycle things as much as I can!

  7. Thanks for including this in our Weekly Playdate at Beneath the Rowan Tree!
    I am featuring them on this week's link party and you are welcome to come and snag a featured button :)


  8. This looks like so much fun! I cannot wait to do this with my kids. I have included this on my blog at for super useful sites. Thank you so much again!!

  9. I am always looking for neat creative fun with my kids who BEG to paint on a daily basis…this is GREAT! <3, thanks for sharing!!!

  10. Awesome! Can’t wait to break these out for the grandson.

  11. Thanks for sharing this idea. We recently had an ice cream party for our daughter’s third birthday. This was one of the activities that we decided to do with all of the kids. It was a huge hit and turned out perfectly!!!


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