Ice Painting Activity and small world ice play with Polly Pockets!
Remember when I filled those heart-shaped pans with water, and let them freeze overnight on the deck a few weeks back? We used one of the hearts for a salt, ice and liquid watercolour experiment which was really fun and colourful.
Another one of the hearts, I we used for this ice painting activity, which ended up turning into another activity which I hadn’t planned for at all. I love it when that happens!
We’ve done various forms of ice & snow painting before. We’ve painted with coloured ice and we’ve painted on snow with paints and with watercolours, and like I mentioned a minute ago, we’ve painted ice with watercolours and salt, but this time we were painting our ice with just watercolours.
It was simple, and beautiful, and the girls really enjoyed it.
And after a while we flipped our ice heart over, to paint the other side, and ohhhh, it looked so slick and smooth! It was just calling out to be skated on, so I told the girls we were changing our plans, and I grabbed our bucket of Polly Pockets.
What a hit. I kind of thought it would be.
We did this once before a couple of years ago, when we found the water in our bird bath was frozen. The kids played for an entire morning with that Polly Pocket Skating Rink!
Well, today’s ice play kept the girls busy for over an hour as well. First with the ice painting activity, and then with the Pollys and then…. well, you’ll have to stay tuned to see what else we added to this small world play scene.
Here’s a sneak peek….
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