I am always in the market for new and fun ways to entertain my little ones, even better if they are mess free! I came across this little idea a few weeks back and am finally happy that we got to give it a try.Here is what you’ll need:
· Popsicle tray
· Finger or liquid tempera paint
· Stir sticks to mix with
· A freeze
· A whole lot of patience
This is simple as simple can be! Add about a tablespoon of paint to the bottom of each of your popsicle cavities. Use a different color in each one. Fill to the top with water and mix well.
Insert the handles of the popsicles and place in the freezer overnight. Our popsicle tray came with different colored handles so we matched the paint colors that we used to the color of the handle. This was especially important for our littlest one so he could see what color he was getting without having to take them all out.
When you’re ready to paint run warm water on the outside of the popsicle tray until each paintsicle pops out easily. The tray makes a handy spot to place them as well.
Right in the beginning we found the colors weren’t nearly as vibrant as we wanted but as they started warming up and melting the colors really started to pop.
This would be a great activity for a Crayola themed birthday party. Make several sets the night before, lay out large paper table clothes and let your little artists go at it.