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painting with frozen paint

I recently agreed to participate in a Paint-A-Thon and an Alphabet Sensory Activity Challenge, so I thought that I would attempt ice painting as this would meet the criteria for both. The only hiccup was that I hadn't actually attempted this before so I was a bit sceptical that it would actually work out.

It turns out that I had nothing to worry about, and the activity was not only a success, but was much easier than I had originally anticipated. Be prepared for a messy activity though, and I recommend making it an outdoor, messy clothes play day!

What you need

What to do

1. Place paint into the ice cube trays. We made rainbow sticks by carefully layering the colors of paint.

2. Freeze the paint

3.  Spread out a large sheet of butcher's paper (outdoors is recommended)

4. Take out a paint stick each and start painting! If the paint takes a while to melt, dip it in a cup of water.

5. As the paint begins to melt, the activity becomes more of a finger painting activity and is a great fun messy play activity.

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