By Lauren Sena
Summer’s not over yet! Thanks to Maureen from Spell Outloud, we found the perfect activity for your little ones to enjoy outside in the warm weather. This cute painting of an ice cream cone was surprisingly painted with nothing other than ice cubes! We love the watercolour-like effect and how easy it is to create.
Maureen recommends inserting toothpicks before you freeze the coloured water, which will prevent kids from getting their hands too cold when it comes time to unleash their inner artist (and keep food colouring off their fingers!). Using watercolour paper or heavy cardstock is essential, as it will help to prevent a curled and bumpy finished product.
What you’ll need:
You can find the free template and full instructions for this colourful craft over at the Spell Outloud site. Better yet, we’ve got a ton of free colouring pages on our website that you could use for this activity. How cool would a unicorn or butterfly look when painted with this technique? Simply print the picture of your choice on a heavier type of paper and let the kids get to work on their next masterpiece.
If your kids prefer to paint inside and don’t mind getting their hands a bit dirty, be sure to check out how they can make their own edible fingerpaints.