Mixing Colours and Melting Ice Cubes

Mixing Colours and Melting Ice Cubes

This was a great activity because it touched on science, math, colours, patience, colouring in the lines... and it was totally fun!

How To Do It:

1. Add a drop of food colouring to the water in each ice cube, before freezing. (Talia loved getting to add drops of food colouring by herself)

2. Make a paper with math equations for different colour combinations, leaving an empty spot for the answer. (We took this opportunity to talk about what the "+" and "=" signs mean)

3. The next day, fill glasses with ice cubes in different colour combinations & watch to see what colours they make when they melt! (This was fun but took a while, so we added leftover cubes to cups of water for more food colouring fun while we waited)

4. Let your child colour in the answers when it's all finished.

I got this idea from a blog, but I can't remember where now!


  1. This is so cute and clever! What a great activity!!!

  2. That's a great idea! Smarty pants. :)

  3. i just love this idea. i'm so using this for the next time i do an art day with my daughter's class. thanks for sharing!

  4. Ok, i am so doing this sometime this summer!

  5. This is a great idea and perfect for little hands!

    I would love it if you linked up with our link up party this week!


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~Heather Lynne

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