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Ice CUBE BOATS Summer Kids Activity by The Art Kit Blog

Ice Cube Boats {Summertime Fun!}

Looking for a simple yet fun activity to keep the kids entertained? If your little ones are anything like ours, an easy water activity will do the trick! Read below to discover how we made our ice boats, as well as what we added to make them even more fun!

Ice CUBE BOATS Summer Kids Activity by The Art Kit Blog

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What You’ll Need

Ice cube trays

Water

Glitter tape

Straws

Small objects to place in ice cube tray

Aluminum foil

What to Do

  1. Begin by filling your ice cube trays with your small treasures and water. We used small plastic sea stars and cut-up straws. Ice Boats Flags Summer Water Kids Activity by The Art Kit Blog
  2. Next, we got started on our straw glitter flags. Cut strips of glitter tape (approximately 3 inches in length) and remove backing to reveal adhesive. Ice Boats Flags Summer Water Kids Activity by The Art Kit Blog
  3. Place your straw (which we also cut down to better fit our ice boats) on top of the sticky side of the tape. Ice Boats Flags Summer Water Kids Activity by The Art Kit Blog
  4. Fold your tape in half and press firmly together. We then cut the tips of our ice boat flags to add a little extra pizzazz! Ice Boats Flags Summer Water Kids Activity by The Art Kit BlogIce Boats Flags Summer Water Kids Activity by The Art Kit Blog
  5. Next, place your aluminum foil on top of your water and treasure filled ice cube tray and cut a small opening in the middle of each ice cube section of the tray using a knife or fork (adults only!). Then, place your straw flags in. We discovered that a small twisted piece of foil, wrapped around the area of the straw that met with the foil cover, kept the flags upright. Ice Boats Flags Summer Water Kids Activity by The Art Kit Blog
  6. Carefully place your tray into the freezer and leave in until your ice boats have completely frozen. Once frozen, remove from freezer, pop out your boats, and have fun! Ice Boats Flags Summer Water Kids Activity by The Art Kit BlogIce Boats Flags Summer Water Kids Activity by The Art Kit BlogIce Boats Flags Summer Water Kids Activity by The Art Kit Blog
  7. The kids had a blast playing with them in their water table but they would also be great in the bathtub! They especially liked when the ice boats melted and the treasures were released! Ice Boats Flags Summer Water Kids Activity by The Art Kit BlogLooking for more water fun? Check out our 10 favorite tools for water exploration or edible water beads for sensory play!

Want More?

Each week this month, we’re sharing one of our favorite bloggers and today we’d like to introduce you to Kaitlyn, from Freshly Messy. Kaitlyn shares her love of photography and activities for little ones, all while while advocating for childhood education and special needs. She also has an entire section dedicated to quiet book templates that you must check out! We especially love the elephant page! So please give her a visit and be sure to let her know your friends from The Art Kit sent you her way!


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