Colored ice sculptures are a fun and easy winter art project for kids! Kids can stack the ice shapes and refreeze for a beautiful ice sculpture.
Updated December 2021
Aren’t these ice sculptures lovely and colorful?! They are super fun and easy to make and are a great building activity for either indoors or outdoors (if you want to brave the elements!).
We made these colored ice sculptures by freezing water dyed with liquid watercolors (food coloring would work, too) in various containers.
How to Make Colored Ice Sculptures
- Cups, muffin tins, containers and bowls of various sizes and shapes
- Food coloring or liquid watercolors
- Dye and freeze water
Start by using either food coloring or liquid watercolors to dye your water. Then pour your water into various containers and freezing.
We used an ice cube tray, a muffin tin, various small bowls, and some plastic cups.
- Play with your ice shapes!
Once they are frozen, run the containers under warm water to loosen and remove the ice. You can use the ice shapes in a sensory play bin or take them outside and create winter sculptures with them!
Isn’t this colored ice sculpture beautiful in the sunlight?!
If you want to save your sculpture, you can put it back in the freezer. Or if you live in a wintry climate, you can leave it outside!
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