Ice Masterpiece- melting ice with kids

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I saw this “ice sculpture” on  this blog’s Juggling With Kids  facebook page and thought it looked like a lot of fun.  You take a large piece of ice and melt it with salt and add food coloring too. The colors spread through the ice. Simple science with kids to show them how salt helps melt ice.

I had 2 empty creamer cartons and filled them with water and put up in the freezer for a day before I had time to get them back out.  Well, we finally got them out this week and tried this out.  Here is what we did.

 

simple science melting ice with kids FSPDT

 

 

Ice Masterpiece- melting ice with kids

 


What you need:  

Ice block( take empty milk carton or other carton and fill with water and freeze), kosher salt( other salt may work), food coloring, tray or pan).

What to do:  

Take the ice block out of the milk carton and place on a pan.  Then pour salt on top and add food coloring.  Last, wait to see the color seep through the ice.
Ice Masterpiece- melting ice with kids

What we ended up with in picture above.
Ice Masterpiece- melting ice with kids
What we used.
Ice Masterpiece- melting ice with kids
My son was so excited to touch the ice and salt.
Ice Masterpiece- melting ice with kids
Now to add color.
Ice Masterpiece- melting ice with kids
And more color, add as many as you want.
Ice Masterpiece- melting ice with kids
simple science melting ice with kids FSPDT
His face, love it.  He was really into this.
Ice Masterpiece- melting ice with kids

I was hoping for more color to seep through but it didn’t.  Hope to try our other block out soon and see if it comes out any different.

Ice Masterpiece- melting ice with kids
Ice Masterpiece- melting ice with kids
My toddler getting his hand in there:-)
Ice Masterpiece- melting ice with kids

We had fun trying this activity out and look forward to trying it one more time.  Hope you and your family can make your own ice masterpiece.

 

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