Hello everyone, and welcome to summer in the Pacific Northwest! Its finally here! To kick off our actual hot weather art projects, we did art involving ice for our play date this week. In case you missed them, this is our fifth art playdate of the summer and if you would like to see all of the others, check out this link. Besides our two art projects this week, we also had a bonus ice water table with regular ice cubes and rainbow colored ice cubes (which melted into a lovely dirty brown water). As usual, we also had a play dough table.
I have seen this project everywhere, it seems around the web, but I followed the directions from Disney Family Fun magazine (I love this publication!). The only modification that I made was that I used about a tablespoon of regular tempera paint, not dry. It turned out fine, not too watery at all. Clara helped me make the popcicles the night before and we let them freeze. Then we pulled them out during the playdate and painted big sheets of paper with them. They were much better for painting about twenty minutes after they came out of the fridge.
Ice Cube Slide Painting
This project idea I got from this blog. We have a giant ramp in our backyard that enables us to get our lawn mower up and down from the backyard. Normally, the kids are not allowed to play on it because it is a) slippery in the rain (which is pretty much year round) and b) too hard for the
It was a little crazy with all of the ramp watching that I was doing to get good pictures of this and they were all working too fast for me.
Then I brought out the real popsicles for eating and that was fun, of course, too!