Thursday, June 28, 2012

Ice Play Ideas

Summer is here and we have been trying to keep cool,  so I have been thinking about some artsy ice activities to make with my daughter. We did many ice activities last year and one in particular was Colorful Ice Sculptures in which we used water balloons that we froze. Another idea was Painting With Ice Cubes to create gorgeous colorful Art.  Now in my freezer I have a bunch of ice filled balloons and paint ice cubes ready to go.  I asked my daughter if she wanted to create more sculptures with ice balloon spheres, but instead she played with one of the ice balls like a ball kicking and rolling it around. Here are the pictures to show the fun.



To create Ice Spheres you need:
Balloons of all sizes
Water
A freezer

Fill the balloons with water and freeze. Simply peel the balloon away when frozen and have fun!



Very cold on your feet,  but icy fun for a HOT day!



More Ice/Snow/Frost Fun:
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Hope these ideas will help you to keep cool in the Summer Heat!

Melissa Jordan blogs over at The Chocolate Muffin Tree. She is a former Elementary Art Teacher and soon to be High School Art Teacher.  Many of her ideas she does with her 5 year old daughter (soon to be 6).  She loves sharing her many creative ideas with her readers to help to grow a a creative life with children!

8 comments:

  1. we love ice cube painting with my own children and those that I teach in school who have autism. One of my own children and the kids at school do not like to have their hands dirty. I break popsicle sticks in half and freeze them in the paint. Now they have little handles. When the paint breaks off the sticks we have a fine motor skill of using the sticks to move the paint around. Now more kids like to paint

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    1. What a great idea Kristy, Adding sticks would give it a whole new feel for any child. Thanks for the input.

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  2. Awesome ideas, Melissa! The ice spheres are fascinating ... made me think about other ice shapes that could be created. The ice sculptures are amazing, too! I pinned your post to my Summer Fun Pinterest Board at http://pinterest.com/debchitwood/summer-fun/

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    1. Thanks so much Deb! The possibilities are endless...

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  3. These ae such great ways to keep cool!

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    1. Thanks so much! We've had such a hot summer and very appropriate.

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  4. I hope you are getting a great amount of attention due to this post. I have Re-Pinned it and people are so enjoying it very much.... Here is to another wonderful and fun Summer with kids!!

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    1. Deborah Thanks! We had a blast last year with all the ideas. This year the weather has been chilly for summer, but I'm glad everyone is still benefiting from this post!

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