My idea was to take them out to take a picture and put them back in the freezer for JDaniel to play with when he came home from preschool.. The ice cubes seemed to get smaller and smaller as they sat in the pan. I decided not to bother with trying to put them back in the ice cube trays. This idea would need to be retried with new ice cubes.
I told him it was an experiment that didn't go well and I would need his help to try it again. He liked hearing that he was needed to help.
We will do this again! It really is a great idea! This time maybe it won't be an outrageous mess. This time it will be a solidly froze idea that melts elegantly into pools of color. Coloring ice cubes for my kid and having them ice cube rainbow paint really will be fun! ( Cross your fingers and say a prayer!)