liquid watercolors, popsicle sticks, ice trays, watercolor paper, salt
This is a fun summer (or any time!) activity, especially if there are real popsicles involved as a reward for making great art!
- freeze liquid watercolors (can dilute with water) in ice trays, and after about 15 minutes in freezer put a popsicle stick in each ice cube hole
- place watercolor popsicles (not for licking!) on a tray since they will slowly start melting
- let children choose from the different colors and draw on their papers- as time goes by, the paint will melt and release more and more color
- LAST step is to sprinkle salt (not piles, sprinkles) on the wet paint and then be amazed when they are dry! (you can shake off salt into trash)