You Will Need:
- Liquid water color
- Ice trays
- Popsicle sticks
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.
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!
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.
Not giving up on this one just yet!!! The results are too pretty!
I think I will try it outdoors in the summer as a group project on a large mural!