Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Melting Rainbows

Last night we made colorful ice for today's rainbows (food coloring and water).....



We dropped our colorful ice into canola oil...............


We watched the ice float in the oil................



Then we patiently watched to see what the ice would do as it melted...............



Ahhhh melting rainbows.............................




We also decided to do some rainbow painting with the ice..........




Another fun rainbow day!!!!!!! Also, head over to see Peggy at Skip the Chips. She will direct you to an incredible rainbowy cake!

Oil tip- after the water settles at the bottom of the glasses, slowly dump the oil back into the original container for future science activities.

17 comments:

jumbleberryjam said...

WHERE?!? Do you get these brilliant ideas? You are a genius! I'll buy your book!!

dongdong said...

That's a very cool idea!

Sherry said...

ooooh...melting rainbows! very cool!!

Joy said...

Great project! Do you think all these up on your own or do you have some kind of resource that you draw from?

Anet said...

I love all this rainbow fun going on!!!

Such Lovely Freckles said...

Wow, that is so very cool. I don't have such great ideas. Why do other people have such fabulous ideas... why not me? Why can't I be just a little creative???

Tammy said...

Looks like a really fun week going on at your house. :)

Backwoods Boogie said...

What a wonderful idea. I'm going to try this tomorrow - thanks!

Leanne said...

Always such beautiful ideas here and so much delicious colour!

Lisa said...

No, I don't have one particular place I find ideas. I really rack my brain to embellish old ideas and make them my own. I also LOVE the challenge of coming up with new original ideas...keeps my mind working! :)

Thanks jumble, I would love to write a book...maybe some day!

Shannon said...

how fun and how messy! I can't wait to try. :-)

Mom and Kiddo said...

I am definitely bookmarking this idea to do with my son as a science project.

Felicia said...

Cool. Love the dripping, bleeding hearts :)

Peggy said...

I agree with jumbleberryjam -- I would definitely buy your book! And I know if you dusted off your sewing machine, you would make the most amazing things. You're too clever not to! I would love to take a sewing class, i need to do that!

Dawn said...

Very neat!

Glad you had a peaceful start to the day, hope it carried through the whole day~

:)

Sam said...

This is fantastic! I would love to do this with my little ones. Your blog is so slick and your photos are gorgeous!

Starry Nites said...

Again, gorgeous photos. Visiting you blog is a magical experience!