May 25, 2010

For Hot Little Hands: Summer Paintsicles

Summer is almost upon us and the weather is heating up. Keep cool this summer with natural paintsicle paintingAll you need are some popsicle molds (or an ice tray and tongue depressors) and some craft paint (Clementine Art makes an all-natural version). For the preschool aged child, exploration of the properties of materials under a variety of circumstances (hot, cold, frozen, melting) is a cognitive bonanza, and helps her to make sense of the world.

Watching children paint helps
me to make sense of the world.

Pour the paint in the molds and freeze overnight.

Dip in a warm water bath to demold.

Paint on heavyweight paper. Outside is a good place.

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