Making frozen paint pops!

So in my last post, I mentioned that a good thing to do with the kids is to make frozen paint pops and make paintings with them in the sunshine. This post is going to show you how to quickly make them in 3 simple steps.

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You will need:

  • Paint
  • Water
  • Ice cube tray
  • Something to mix the paints in ( I used plastic beakers)
  • Lolly sticks or matchsticks

Step one:

Add your paints to your beakers or whatever you have chosen to mix them in. Add a small amount of water and mix. We used paints that were suitable to mix with water

Step two

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Transfer the paint and water mix to the ice cube tray. We did two of each colour. I then went back and added some red to the blue to make purple and then some yellow to the leftover red to make orange.

Step three

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Add matchsticks for the kids to hold once they are ready, I left some without as Arthur finds it easier to just hold them. Then put in the freezer and wait!

Then the fun begins!

And that is is, I usually leave them until the next day you then can transfer the frozen paint pops to a plate or paint tray ready for use.

The weather was not on our side on the day we decided to use these so I laid the craft matt on the floor and left some paper and let the kids go mad.

What I love about these is that you can switch colours without all the fuss of washing the brush, which of course Arthur doesn’t get yet at all. He loves painting and this is such an easy way for him to do it, especially when he discovered that he could make hand prints with the paint that had melted onto his hands. Stopping him from eating them is the biggest challenge though 🙂

What do you think of these frozen paint pops? would you make them for your little people?

 

 

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