Your child will love chipping away at this colorful ice block, using a variety of tools! This is a great activity that can last several days. All you have to do is put the remaining tower in the freezer when your child is finished.
What you will need:
Bits and pieces in rainbow colors (beads, marbles, pomp oms, etc.)
What to do: After collecting your items, measure how much water it will take to fill up your vase and divide it by however many different colors you have (1 layer for each color).
Add your first layer of water into the vase, along with your first colored items. Place the vase into the freezer and allow to freeze for a couple hours. Place the remaining water into the fridge.
Once the first layer is frozen, repeat step 2 with another layer of water and colored items. Continue to do this until all layers are frozen.
To remove the ice tower, run water outside the vase while holding it upside down. Be careful: if the glass isn’t heat tempered, you will have to run cold water to keep it from breaking.
Once the tower is out, your child can use a variety of items to chip away at it, including eyedroppers, salt, paint brushes, and squeezy bottles! If your child doesn’t get through it in one sitting, place the tower back in the freezer and save it for the next day!