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Colorful Cornstarch Ice Painting

You Will Need:

  • Cornstarch
  • Water
  • Liquid water color
  • Ice trays
  • Popsicle sticks

Directions:

PREPARING THE COLORFUL ICE:

Put 3/4 cup of cornstarch in a bowl and add a few drops of liquid watercolor. Mix.

THEN Add 1/2 cup of water. (Use a ratio of 1 part water to 1.5 parts cornstarch). Mix.

Pour into ice cubes and put a popsicle stick in each cube. Put in the freezer overnight.

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THE ACTIVITY:

I have done this activity several times, with children of all abilities and all ages. I have to admit this…it looks like a beautiful, fun activity but the kids really do not enjoy it as much as I thought they would!!!!

Place a blank piece of paper in a tray and let children paint freely!

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I even tried covering a piece of paper with oil before painting with the ice but still no luck! )Let each child brush oil over a blank piece of paper before painting with the ice cubes.

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Not giving up on this one just yet!!! The results are too pretty!

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I think I will try it outdoors in the summer as a group project on a large mural!

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