Coloured Ice painting! Let the Mess begin.


  • 1 Ice Cube Tray
  • Water for Ice
  • Multiple Food Colouring


  1. Put drops of different colours in each ice cube space, get creative and even mix colours, the kids will love seeing the mixtures.
  2. Fill tray with water, be careful not to overfill. Then place in Freezer.
  3. Once the cubes are set, empty them out onto cardboard and let the fun begin. The colour mixing is heaps of fun and so much learning is done.


This is a fun Summer activity for outside. You can always just let them mix the colours in tubs and pools if you don't have card handy. the children love watching the colours mix together and also the fun of trying to hold the ice, which can get slippery :)

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  • michelle_margetts
    • 26 Feb 2014
      2:14 pm

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  • I love this idea!!!


  • What a great idea for summer. Thanks for sharing.


  • A fun way to cool down on a hot day


  • I used to stick a paddle pop in each ice cube before freezing so the children had something to hold on to for a while to prevent frozen fingers.


  • Oh how much mess to be made from this activity! But don’t we all know that mess equals FUN


  • Great in all this hot weather coming up


  • They would be cold to hold onto for any amount of time. Looks like lots of fun and very messy


  • What a messy and fun activity. Awesome!


  • Your fingers would be freezing by the end of it.

    • And probably stained too by the looks of it Ha ha

      • So a winning combination and the kids will love it!


  • Tomorrows art and craft project. What a fabulous idea before the cold weather comes. Kids are excited to start painting but finding it hard having to wait till ice goes hard


  • I love this idea. A very cool activity in the hot summer holidays.


  • That would be cold on the hands. Looks like loads of fun and very messy. Thanks for sharing.


  • Great idea for the warmer months. Assuming you do this outside?! lol


  • such an awesome idea.


  • Thanks for sharing this fun and ingenious idea!.


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