Boo! Halloween is such a fun holiday to explore easy kid crafts and sensory play. Who doesn’t love to paint?! Instead of traditional ice painting, let’s add a fun twist – pumpkins! Simply add non-toxic paint to pumpkin ice trays, freeze, and paint! It’s fun, messy, and a great sensory experience for kids.
We purchased our pumpkin ice tray and Halloween spooky creatures from the Dollar Tree. Simply roll-over your spooky creatures to create the imprints. C and I chose to layer a few of the paints in the pumpkin tray for extra color fun. Freeze overnight and your ready for pumpkin ice painting. This was a great opportunity to teach C about freezing and melting! We love the concept learning. Why does it freeze? What is temperature?
Simply pop them out and allow them to melt for a few minutes. Initially, they are like crayons. But when they melt, they melt fast!
I love how the multi-colored ones turned out!
C is not so sure at first! His facial expressions are priceless!
Then the fun messy process begins! He was mashing, spinning, and rubbing them all over! He kept saying, “Boo!” “Zrooom!” And “It’s a pumpkin Mommy!”
The colors are so vibrant too!
Once the pumpkins melted, he added in all the spooky creatures!
He really enjoyed pumpkin ice painting! With all the sensory stimulation, concept learning, and fun science facts, this was a super fun experience. Happy Halloween!
Looking for more FUN, easy Halloween activities and crafts for kids? Here’s a few from some of my favorite bloggers:
- FSPDT — Spider Craft
- Craftulate — Halloween Chalk Art
- Sugar Aunts — Bat Yarn Craft
- All Done Monkey — Spanish Halloween Activities
- Rainy Day Mum — Floating Ghosts
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40 thoughts on “Pumpkin Ice Painting”
Wow, that looks like a lot of messy fun! My kids would love it.
Thanks for linking up at Artsy Play Wednesday. Pinned to our group board.
Hi Kristen. Thank you! =)
What a fabulous sensory and art activity! This would be perfect for us~ still so warm here. You’d never know it was fall! Thanks so much for linking up to Discover & Explore!
Hi Chelsey. Thank you! It’s warm here too, about 80 today. I know exactly what you mean. 😉 Thanks for hosting too! 🙂
This look fantastic, and I love using ice cube molds. I actually have this one already, but I seemed to have misplaced it. Hopefully I find it soon so that we can do this!!
Hi Katie! Awesome! Isn’t it great when you have the supplies! Have fun! Feel free to post a picture on our FB page too! Love to see the final product!
These paints are adorable! I definitely want to try this with my tots! I featured this post on http://sowsproutplay.com/activities/ten-halloween-activities-for-tots/
Thank you so much for the feature Sabrina. Its super messy fun! =)
What glorious, messy fun! Just letting you know I’m featuring this post on this week’s Tuesday Tots post on Learn with Play at home. Thanks for linking up 🙂
Hi Deb! Thank you! I really appreciate the feature too! =)
What fun! We are featuring your post this week on Share It Saturday over at Sugar Aunts. Thanks for linking up!
Awesome! Thanks! Thank you for hosting Share IT Saturday! SO many great ideas to pin! =)
so cute! feel free to post to the Fall Crafts Blog Hop today! http://www.sugartot.net/my-blog/2013/10/fall-crafts-blog-hop.html
Hi Portia! Thank you! I shared and linked up with you! I left a comment on your Facebook page as well! =)
Such a fun Halloween activity!
thanks Jaime! =) It’s super messy too!
Hello, That looks like fun . I bet my little boy would enjoy to doing that.
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Have a great night,
Oh that does look a lot of fun.I have pinned it.
thank you so much! It’s super messy fun!
This is a brilliant idea!
thank you so much! =) And thanks for stopping by.