Art projects with Babyboo have been pretty limited, due to the fact that she CANNOT RESIST PUTTING EVERYTHING INTO HER MOUTH. We made it through one finger painting session without eating the paint. Now she’s finally getting a little better about not eating everything I hand her, so we finally ventured out to ice art! I’ve been seeing this idea everywhere so we had to give it a try. It’s so simple!
On different sites I saw recommendations for paint to use, but since I didn’t want to spend any money on this project I just used whatever kind we already had. I mixed a couple cups of water with the paint and froze them in ice cube trays. Then, on a really hot day, we sat outside and played with the ice. It slowly melted, and the baby got to rub the ice on a piece of cloth and see the reaction as the colors bled from the ice to the towel. Usually paper is used, but my daughter is a grabby little thing and paper doesn’t last a second in front of her before it’s crumbled into a ball and thrown. I’m pretty proud of my creative twist. Anyway, when I got tired of telling her “No, don’t eat that!” we finally stopped and I left the ice to melt on its own.
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