Quick Craft Post: Ice Colour Theory

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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

Our little ICE HEARTS also make a great and easy to set up Valentine’s Day Science Ideas. If you are interested in more STEAM projects for kids at Valentines, take a peak at these!

STEAM Valentines Activities