ICE SCULPTURES KIDS SCIENCE EXPERIMENT WITH SALT AND FOOD COLOURING

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This is a great activity for kids of all ages, mine were occupied for about an hour and used all the food colouring liquid I had supplied for them (and it was a lot)!  Combining a little science experiment but mostly fun for the kids to create their own unique ice sculptures with salt and lots of dropping/pipetting food colouring, watching and waiting and adding more salt, and more food colour, more salt and more food coloring….. I’m sure that you can see where this is going.

food colouring salt in bowls, trays & racks for ice sculpture
What you need for 3 kids!

Kids Ice Sculpture Craft, what you need:

Ice, use freezer suitable containers, use several, use odd shapes or just a bowl.  Freezing overnight should be long enough.

Salt, you can use table salt but we used a coarse salt that we use on our front doorsteps in the winter.  A dish and teaspoon to minimise mess for the kids may be helpful too.

Food colouring, use liquid food colouring or mix paste and water.

Droppers/pipettes (you can buy yours here: Amazon pipettes).

Tray, or similar to catch all the melted ice and food color.  Rack is optional but it does help keep the base of the ice clean and makes it easier to turn it over if you so wish.

A suitable table protector.  I used my trusty craft tablecloth (you can get one here Amazon Tablecloth)

What better way for the kids to learn and have some easy frugal fun at the same time?

kids ice melting pipette dropper science experiment with food colouring

 

 

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