Painting with Ice


  • Paint on a sheet using colored ice.


  • Water
  • A small pitcher
  • An ice tray
  • Colorful paint
  • Wooden popsicle sticks
  • A thick sheet
  • A plate


With this colorful activity your little one will be able to stimulate creativity and fine motor skills. It will reinforce the colors and the concept of temperature.

To begin with, you need to prepare the environment in which your little one will work. Invite your little one to help you fix everything. 

  • When ready, tell your little one to pour some water into the ice tray using the small pitcher. You should not fill it completely, just halfway.
  • Now, in each part of the tray you need to add some paint of each color until you fill all the space and it mixes with the water. When finished, you should put the tray in the freezer for about 30 minutes.
  • During this time, the water will start to freeze, but it will allow your little one time to set up the wooden popsicle sticks. Tell your little one to take a wooden popsicle stick and place it in the center of an ice cube. The stick will have to stand without you holding it continuously. Repeat with all ice cubes and return the ice tray to the fridge. Let’s wait a while!
  • When the water is completely frozen, it’s time to paint. Put the ice tray on the table, take out the ice cubes one at a time and put them on a plate. It’s time to be an artist!
  • Tell your little one to take for the palette one of the colored cubes, and start painting on the sheet. You’ll see what a beautiful piece of art he’ll create. When finished, remove all the pieces of ice that remain and let the sheet dry.
  • Decorate your room with all the works of art.


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