Looking for a fun, late-winter outdoor activity that kids will love? As winter drags on kids often get tired of the same old snowman building and sledding activities. Painting icicles is a wonderful winter process art project that is quick and easy to set up!
Painting Icicles is a Wonderful Winter Art Project Kids Love
Although we are looking forward to spring and warmer temperatures, we also really love winter and the many outdoor activities that one can enjoy during the winter! One of the winter activities we enjoyed a couple of weeks ago was painting icicles.
As winter starts to fade, the snow begins to melt creating huge icicles and chunks of ice that fall off the edge of the roof of our house. One afternoon as we were exploring our yard, Caden found this huge block of ice and asked to paint it! I thought this was a fabulous idea and ran inside to get some supplies! This post contains affiliate links.
While I was gathering the supplies, Caden set up the ice chuck against the snow bank which made a natural easel for painting. Once we got the paints all set up, Caden began to paint the ice and experiment with mixing the primary colors to create new colors!
Because this is a process art project I didn’t give him any instructions, but just let him go! He also experimented with different painting techniques such as splattering and dripping! It was so neat to see how the paints reacted with the snow and ice!
This process art project created a beautiful but temporary work of art! And the really great part about this outdoor art project is that clean up is minimal! It really only involves cleaning the brushes, paint tray and any paint that got on his coat! Easy-peasy!
Looking for more outdoor process art projects? Check out this Bubble Snake Process Art Project that is perfect for Spring and Summer!
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