Entertain the kids with this quick and easy ice art and science activity! Create beautiful process art while learning about the behavior of ice and salt.
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We have a history with salt and ice after all! We have learned in several different ways how salt melts ice. First we did our Fishing for Ice experiment. Then we made ice cream and fruity slushy drink using the super cooling power of a salty icy mixture. It’s only natural we should do an ice art experiment with salt and ice now!
This experiment is quick, easy to clean up, and completely dazzling!
Total Time: 5-30 minutes, depending on how engaged the kids are!
Safety Concerns: None.
Make Ice Art
- Place the ice cubes in a tub, a casserole dish, or a baking sheet.
- Have the kids sprinkle salt over the ice. Wait a few minutes and watch how the individual grains of salt melt tunnels into the ice.
- Paint the ice using your liquid watercolors. Watch how the colors fall into the caves created by the salt. Admire your beautiful creations!