Art Ed Wednesday: Outdoor Fun

  tray cubes

   Art Ed Wednesday is written by Rachel Johnston, a Jackson-parish fiber artist and early childhood art educator.


With the weather getting warmer, it’s the perfect time for some outdoor art projects! Here’s an idea for ice    painting, to get your kids creating out in the sunshine!

Fill an ice cube tray with water. (Dollar stores usually offer a variety of trays in fun shapes.) Add one or two drops of food coloring to each cube, and freeze. When ice is frozen solid, remove from trays and take outside with some


paper. Let kids “paint” the paper with the ice cubes, creating a watercolor effect as the ice melts.  Children can also experiment with different types of paper to see how the colors blend on different textures.