This Ice Painting with Sea Creatures activity could not be easier or more FUN! It only uses two ingredients & the kids have an absolute ball creating with a new medium!
While ice painting is new to us, finger painting isn’t. In the past we have tried out things such as textured finger paints or scented finger paints. I had been seeing different varieties of ice painting floating around and I really wanted to give it a try. My little guy is a tad hesitant about getting his hands messy (although he has absolutely no issue making a mess) and has a certain fascination with ice cubes so this was right up our alley for exploration!
We decided to give it a try using sea creature figurines from Safari LTD. (I am a HUGE fan of their TOOBS) which we froze into the tempera paint. It was super easy to do this. Just pour some tempera paint into an ice cube container until it is about 3/4th’s full, stick the figurine into the top, and freeze overnight. Once fully frozen pop out and play!
Items Needed for Ice Painting:
It took the ice a bit to warm up and melt enough to paint. But, this gave us plenty of time to explore!
We explored the bond power and viscosity of the paint as it warmed up.
Explored various textures…
and had an absolute blast making a beautiful mess!
I thought this was an amazingly fun activity! The kids were fully engaged, enjoyed playing, kept cool, and got to make a mess and art all at the same time!
Books about Sea Creatures:
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