Cool Off This Summer With Frozen Paint

It’s hot. It’s summer. And unlike Olaf… I’m not a fan. Weird that I live in South Florida right?

While it is hot, I will say most of the evenings have been beautiful and I do love spending time in the backyard with the boys. One of our major projects this year has been to redo the backyard and little by little it is becoming one of my favorite parts of the house.


Frozen paint is such a fun and QUICK activity that can really bring a lot of smiles. I’m sure you already have extra paint in your house somewhere that maybe you just don’t know what to do with it. It’s not enough to actually paint a picture, but there is enough that you feel a little guilty throwing it away.

Just freeze it.

Make sure you are using water based paint. This is going to be any of the “kid” paint you find at the craft store. I’m sure that acrylic paint would work fine too but it will stain your clothes. Keep that in mind.

We put a little of each color in an ice cube tray. You can grab these at the dollar store if you don’t have any at home. For the handles use popsicle sticks or straws cut in half. Use whatever you have around the house.

We let ours freeze overnight. If you have a spare moment after work one night, make them and then when the moment is right you will already have them made. They can stay in the freezer for weeks.

I also grabbed a few muffin tins at the dollar store a while back and use them just for crafts. This is a perfect project to use them.


The boys loved painting with these on white paper and watching how fast they melt.

The consistency and color of the paint changed as the heat hit it.

You can also use a regular bowl if you don’t have a muffin tin. It doesn’t make a difference and my youngest son loved having the colors together.

I had to show them what to do at first because they’ve never worked with frozen paint before and looked at me like I was a little crazy. I’m used to it… so are they. 🙂

I love this too because it is such and easy clean up. I just rolled the paper up after and took it right to the garbage can. Yes. I throw things away. If I kept everything I would be on an episode of Hoarders.

Think about some of the things your kids love doing and how you might be able to change just a little part of it to make a huge difference.

This is what summer memories are made of!



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