Messy paint and water play

Let’s have fun with messy paint and water play!

Embrace the cold with chilly ice paint! Kids love to swirl the melting paint over paper, creating beautiful designs. They’ll practise their colour recognition and counting skills while observing paint going from a liquid to a solid and then back again.

Gather your resources:

  • Ice cube/ice pop mould
  • Liquid craft paint
  • Craft sticks
  • Butcher paper
  • Plastic wrap (optional)

Steps:

  1. Pour paint into ice cube tray.
  2. Put a craft stick into the middle of each paint cube. If the sticks don’t stand up use some plastic wrap and poke them through.
  3. Place the ice cube tray in the freezer and only remove when the paint is frozen solid.
  4. Once the ice cubes are frozen you can take them out of the tray and start to

Teach your child about mixing colours. Freeze green and red paint cubes, and then let your child discover what results from using those colours together. As they melt, the paints will magically mix into yellow!

Enjoy this messy play activity.

Article courtesy of Playgroup Queensland.

Published — 11 April 2019 Last updated — 11 April 2019

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