Discover the process of freezing liquid and watching it melt while making your own watercolor paints!
- Ice cube tray (or candy-making tray)
- Popsicle sticks
- Water in a jug
- Aluminum foil
- Watercolor paints (or any other type of kids paint)
- 1 large piece of card stock or construction paper
- White paper towels
- 1 cotton ball
- All-purpose white glue
- Add a little bit of paint to the bottom of an ice cube tray and then fill each cube with water and mix well.
- Repeat with lots of colors.
- Cover tray with aluminum foil and carefully push craft sticks into each cube.
- Place in freezer and leave overnight to freeze.
- In the meantime, make a picture of an ice cream cone using paper towels. Fold one piece of paper towel into a cone shape. Glue onto the piece of cardstock or construction paper.
- Tear 3 other pieces of paper towel to make layers of ice cream. Glue each of them onto the paper.
- Glue on a cotton ball as the cherry on top.
- When your ice paints have frozen, remove the aluminum foil and pop out the ice cubes onto plates.
- When the ice paints start to melt, you can start painting with them, using the sticks as handles.
- Paint over the paper towels and watch them absorb the color. You can even try mixing colors together to see what other colors you can make.