When summertime arrives, we firmly believe in taking art outdoors. That’s why we can’t contain our excitement as we introduce you to the world of frozen paint—a truly extraordinary experience! Imagine paint that’s as solid as ice. How cool does that sound?!

But wait, it gets even better! Recently, we embarked on a frozen paint adventure in the great outdoors on a gorgeous sunny day, and it quickly became the ultimate summer activity. We couldn’t get enough! The fusion of frozen paint and a sun-kissed day had our little ones bubbling over with excitement.

Now, let’s get down to business: this preschool craft requires some advance planning, but trust us, the effort is absolutely worth it!

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Washable Paint
  • Ice Cube Tray
  • Wooden Craft Sticks
  • Foil
  • Paper

Follow these steps:


  1. Squeeze paint into each slot of the ice cube tray, filling it halfway.
  2. Gently stir in water.
  3. Cover the tray tightly with foil.
  4. Cut a slit on top of the foil for each slot, and insert a wooden craft stick into each slit.
  5. Place the tray in the freezer and let the paint freeze until solid.


  1. Once the paint is completely frozen, remove the foil, crack the tray, and release each magnificent paint-sicle.
  2. Prepare a surface outdoors with paper and let your children’s creativity flow freely!

This activity epitomizes summertime process art, emphasizing the journey rather than a specific outcome. There are no restrictions—allow your child to paint in whatever way they please.

We hope you give this a try! Remember to tag us or use the hashtag #jointhebubblesbrigade when you share your experience. And don’t forget to follow us on Instagram for more delightful crafts and activities

Did you like this craft? If so check out our other crafts here:

Bubble Painting

Whimsical Watermelon Bubble Foam

Bubble Wrap Art