Fourth of July
Ice Cube Paint
John 8:36 If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.
Fill the ice cube tray with water. Add one drop of blue food coloring to some of the blocks of water. I did not have any red food coloring on hand so I decided to use red heart confetti that you sprinkle on cakes. I thought I would see what this would do. It tinted the water almost an orange looking color but the heart shapes held as you can see from the picture. I left some blocks just plain for the white color. We are trying to go for the red white and blue colors. Use a straw to mix the color up or a toothpick.
Have the child put on a latex glove so they can hold the cube to paint with on a large white paper. This is to keep the stains off their hands. If you want you could cover the ice cube tray with tinfoil before you freeze it and stick a popsicle stick down in each block of water. This will be the handle for the kids to hold on to.
You can show your child that each cube represents different people. Some cubes have sins and that is the blue and red colored ones. Have the child begin to paint with the cube. Tell the child that Jesus will work with us just like the child is working on the painting. The ice will begin to melt. This is Jesus removing and washing all the sins clean. When they are finished and the cube is all gone tell them that is what happens to our sins. The picture they painted is what is left behind. Jesus can take the dirtiest of sin and turn it into something good.
Jesus can set us free from sin! You can use this to fun activity to go along with the lesson we offer.