It was hot here last week, and as I was filling the ice block trays for the eleventy hundredth time a little idea popped into my head.
I got out the food colouring and dropped some colour into each ice block, then popped them in the freezer.
The next day we donned aprons, found paper and popped the ice cubes out onto a plate. I wasn’t sure if it would actually work. I didn’t know if there was enough colour in the ice to make much of an impression on the paper, or if the ice would melt and all the moisture would just make the paper mushy and holey, but even if it didn’t work I figured it would be a fun thing to do on a hot day.
But wow did it ever work!
I did put lots of colour in, and we used thicker than average paper, and as we swirled around the melting ice blocks the colours mixed and lots and lots of art was made.
It was rather messy with all the food colouring and our fingers were stained for the next few days, but it was worth it, and doing it outside without many clothes on would be a great way to minimise the mess.
I’m joining in with We Play today… are you??