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Painting with Ice Cubes

Try this kids STEAM painting activity that children of all ages can enjoy!


  • 1 Cup of Water
  • Ice Tray
  • Popsicle Sticks
  • Food Coloring
  • Paper


  1. Evenly pour water into the ice cube tray
  2. Add drops of food coloring to the cubes.
  3. Place a popsicle stick into each ice cube mold.
  4. Place the tray in the freezer and leave for 4-6 hours until frozen.
  5. Pull the sticks out of the tray and start painting!

Ask These Questions

  • What happens when the ice melts?
  • What colors appear?
  • What happens when the colors mix?

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