Of course, nap time did not go as planned that day, and I had a toddler who wanted nothing more than to hang off my bones. I had just removed the beans sensory bin, and needed something for her - fast.
It was 90 degrees out. I dumped half the ice we had in the freezer into the bin and called it a day.
She LOVED it. The puppy was also very appreciative when I took the used bin and put it in her bowl - puppy loves ice cubes. This turned out to be perfect for a hot day and a great solution to a quick bin. (I'll post what is in our bin now, soon, and you'll see why I didn't want to mix it before making dessert. The "kiddie" corner of the kitchen is a hot mess currently.)
Ice was so popular, I thought about turning it into art. (I keep meaning to make colored ice cubes for her kiddie pool or the tub... I just never get to it.)
This was fast and fun. Take any ice cube tray (the puzzle pieces are from Ikea) and put a dollop of paint into each.
Mix with water and freeze.
I love that they link together. At this point I wished I had made both trays, just so I could play with a puzzle set. (I know. My inner nerd is showing.)
And she painted. Wouldn't you know, it came out looking just like a water color painting!