I saw something similar come up in pinterest, and then saw it again when visiting our local children’s museum, so we gave it a try. We will definitely be doing this lots more over the summer! First step pickup a set of watercolors ($1 at Target) and use whatever ice trays you have around. There are lots of fun shaped ice trays, but I just used the water bottle ones that I have.
Pushing on the backs of each color, pop them out of the plastic and put one color in each cup. Fill with a small amount of water (about 1/4 cup is more than enough).
Let the water color sit for about 1/2 an hour and then stir each. Be sure to stir well because the color will settle at the bottom.
Carefully pour each color or mixture of colors in the ice trays about 3/4 full.
Pop them in the freezer for a few hours or until your ready to use them.
Once they’re frozen flip the trays to remove the water color ice. No worries if any break!
We put each color in it’s own container. That way when they melt down we can just refreeze back in the trays!
We used cardstock since it absorbs water better than regular printer paper. This kept my toddlers busy for about 40 minutes and the ice was still very solid by then.
This was a lot of fun for everyone and easy for mom to prep ahead of time!