Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Ice Boats

Cheyanne and I had a lot of fun making and playing with these boats. I think the ice cube boats are cute but they melted really, really fast. I would recommend making the bigger boats.

We used: Water, food coloring, plastic wrap, aluminum foil and tooth picks for the ice cube boats.

For the larger and better boat we used: Bottom of a 2 quart carton (such as O.J.), water, food coloring, aluminum foil, cookie sticks or Popsicle sticks.

Poor water in container, add food coloring and stir.

Cover container with aluminum foil and poke stick or Popsicle stick through the foil.

Freeze until solid.



Pull out of container and add sail made from aluminium foil cut into triangles wrapped around the stick.


Now have fun.







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11 comments:

Christy said...

I love this idea. We make "icebergs". I fill a small container with water and put a few little toys in it and freeze it. My kids love to take them in the bathtub and wait for the toys to surface!

Jaina said...

You are so clever. I love this idea!

pucktricks said...

What a great idea! I have to do this!

Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

Oh how fun! I love the colors too! I'll be linking.

BranFlakes said...

what a great idea!! Thanks

Felicia said...

My son would love this activity! Can't wait to try it! Thanks!:)

Chawksgirl4ever said...

oh what a great and fun thing to do!we are going todo that!!!

Jen said...

Awesome! We are learning about liquids, gases, and solids and will be exploring water and ice. This will be a fun activity to do along with our study! Thanks a bunch!
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Melissa @ A Child at Play said...

I love this idea! My 5 year old is sure to love it as well. Thanks!

Pink & Green Mama said...

We'll have to try this in our sand and water table. It's always fun to have rainbow colored sand when you're all done!!

Practically Spent said...

Overall, I just want to tell you what an awesome blog you have! Everything is simple, yet so cute & creative. Thank you for giving me gobs of great boredom-busting summer activities.