Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Painting with Ice

Summer is just around the corner here and summer vacation has already arrived for some of our school aged friends. Here is one great way to continue some science learning and stay cool. Painting with ice!

Usually we only think about ice in the winter, but it makes for a fun summer activity too.

I mixed regular tempera paint with water so it was about equal parts water and paint. I used small plastic cups and froze them for about 30 minutes so they were slushy but not solid. I stuck the sticks in - some I had to prop up with other sticks to get them reasonably straight.

Then I waited. That was the hardest part. But to make them solid, I waited overnight.

Then I popped the plastic cup in warm water to unfreeze it just a tiny bit and then we painted. As you can tell, we only use primary colors and as the paint defrosted during use, we created secondary colors.

Auburn Programs

Sign up time!!

Messy Fingers is a hands-on science program for preschoolers age 3-5 and their parent or caregiver. Each week we will be using commonly available materials, natural objects, and lots of imagination to explore a particular topic.

Limited space – reserve your space by calling Megan at 508-832-5707  x10  

Program held at Auburn Youth and Family Services, 21 Pheasant Court, Auburn

Program is held on Thursdays at 10:00 am and lasts about 45 minutes.
May 28 – Bubbles
June  4 –  Gliders
June 11 – Magnets
June 18 – Balls/Inclined Planes

Always dress to get messy!