Kids will love this quick and easy ice art activity! In addition to creating beautiful process art, kids will learn about the interaction between ice and salt as they do this simple kitchen science experiment.
This experiment is quick, easy to clean up, and completely dazzling!
Creating Ice Art
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To create our gorgeous ice art creations we gathered a few simple craft and kitchen supplies:
- Ice cubes
- Table salt
- Liquid Watercolors
- My kids also used glitter glue and glitter, which added a very festive flare, but it is certainly not required!
Make Ice Art
Once we had our supplies ready we placed the ice cubes in a single layer in a casserole dish. The kids sprinkled some salt over the ice and watched how the individual grains of salt melted tunnels into the center of the cubes. It was so cool!
We used liquid watercolors to paint the ice cubes. It was almost magical to watch the colors fall into the caves created by the salt. My daughter used some glitter and glitter glue to make the ice cubes shiny. The kids stayed busy for 30 minutes or so salting and painting and salting some more to create their beautiful ice art.
Once they were done painting I simply dumped the casserole dish into the sink and washed it out. Clean up was a cinch!