Quick Craft Post: Ice Colour Theory - Red Ted Art's Blog

Quick Craft Post: Ice Colour Theory

| November 22, 2011 | 13 Comments

A little while back on Boy Get Crafty I stumbled across this wonderful “ice colour experiment”. Being a huge fan of arts and crafts, I have taught Red Ted all about how yellow + blue turns into green… (The Englishman once doubted that if you mix blue and yellow play dough it would go green.. of course it did).

But I saw this ice experiment over at The Preschool Experiment blog and LOVED it.. waiting for a day to have a go.

Well, the play challenge at Hands On As We Grow and The Imagination Tree, as well as the topic “ice” at Red Ted’s preschool were just that excuse!

ice colour experiment pre schooler ice preschooler experiment

The experiment: freeze red, blue and yellow icecubes (use food colouring).

Then place yellow/ blue, yellow/ red and a blue/ red ones into seperate jars and let defrost.

What happens?

What colours do you end up with? (can you see the green already forming in the yellow/ blue jar?)

The fun bit was “afterwards”. Pip Squeak LOVED the ice. She loved holding it, touching it, melting it onto a big sheet of paper, sticking it back in the jar.. she just adored the whole process! Great fun! An easy activity to keep her busy for ages!

ice experiment ice science for kids

On a different note, isn’t Hands On As We Grow’s “Ice Painting” simply brilliant?

frozen paint art to beat the heat

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  1. i love all these ice crafts. I think next week will be ice week on Science Sparks! xx

  2. Red Ted Art says:

    Oh yes, Ice Week Rocks! Have you seen our ice ornaments? One of my favourite crafts ever…http://www.redtedart.com/2010/12/29/kids-get-crafty-ice-ornaments/

  3. I have seen them now! Brilliant! Quite excited about Ice Week!

  4. gorgeous experimenting! love it :-)

  5. Red Ted Art says:

    Isn’t it just? I know we will do this often! The kids are in love with ice!

  6. Maren says:

    Love the idea. Have to try it with the girls.

  7. I want to try this with my buddies! Hmmmmm, to do it now, or wait till summer??

  8. Red Ted Art says:

    Now now now!

  9. Looks like a great craft for the kids!

  10. Tamara @ Collage Ideas says:

    My kids LOVE ice. I never even thought about doing a craft with it. I am going to have to try both the color experiment and the ice painting with my kids.

  11. This is going to be a perfect experiment to enjoy and help us cool down over the next few days which are predicted to be hot.

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