Painting with icicles is a delightful winter activity that kids love. Even better, it’s virtually mess-free! If you live somewhere cold enough for this activity, you may also want to try bringing in snow for the kids!
Paint with Icicles – Winter fun for Kids
I introduced my kids to this activity back when we lived in Massachusetts, where winters were long and icicles were abundant. We started off using icicles to paint with Kool-Aid, but then I realized that painting on construction paper was equally entertaining to the kids, and virtually mess-free!
Lily was thrilled to discover that you can “paint” on construction paper with icicles! The paper is fairly porous, so the water shows up right away, then dries so you can paint all over again!
This was a great distraction from the virus she was battling, and she surprised me by making some pretty neat observations about her icicle:
It was so much fun that we decided to do it again with Johnny when he got home from preschool the next day! Lily showed him what to do:
And Johnny was equally fascinated!
Emma was very disappointed to discover that she had been left out of icicle painting, so we’ll be repeating this activity the next time we have icicles hanging from our roof!
Do you have any fun icicle activities? We’ve also used icicles to paint with Kool-Aid!