Switch up craft time by learning to paint North Pole style—using ice cubes! A new twist on traditional watercolor painting, frozen ice paint is a cool alternative inspired by the Scout Elves and their wintry home. Just freeze water and food coloring to create ice cube paint. Read on for full instructions.
- Food coloring (Helpful hint: Use as many colors you’d like to paint.)
- Wooden craft sticks
- Ice cube tray
- Add a few drops of food coloring to each cube in the ice cube tray. Repeat with as many colors as you’d like to paint with. (Helpful hint: The more food coloring you add, the brighter the colors will be.)
- Fill each cube with water.
- Use a wooden craft stick to stir each cube, making sure the food coloring is fully mixed with the water.
- Place the ice cube tray in the freezer for approximately 1 hour to allow the cubes to begin freezing.
- Once the cubes have begun freezing, add a wooden craft stick to each cube to create a handle.
- Allow the cubes to fully freeze 4-6 hours or overnight.
- Remove the ice cube tray from the freezer. After a few minutes, twist the tray slightly to loosen the ice cubes and pull on the handles to remove them.
- Holding the wooden craft sticks, use the ice cubes to paint a variety of colorful designs and scenes.
Spend the afternoon painting beautiful pictures using ice cubes and find more family fun in the Craft Corner.