The Rainbow Ice Cube Experiment from Happy Hooligans  we thought could be a great Pin for St. Patrick's Day, providing it works...let see!

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Rainbow Ice Cubes for St. Paddy's Day Party

This was fun to try, and easy. Another upside is that it doesn’t take much time to accomplish. I think this a great idea to try for any type of party or holiday. It could even be a good hands-on activity for children to try.

Food Coloring for Rainbow Ice Cubes

Here's what you'll need:

  • One ice cube tray (I got mine at the dollar store and it came in a two-pack for a $1)
  • Regular Food Coloring (purchased both packs at Fred Meyer, two packs  for $4)
  • Neon Food coloring

 

 

Step 1: Pour the water into your ice cube tray, easy enough right? 

Rainbow Ice Cubes for St. Paddy's Day Party

Step 2: Add your food coloring into the water. One drop of each color was just fine.

Rainbow Ice Cubes for St. Paddy's Day Party
Rainbow Ice Cubes for St. Paddy's Day Party

This is what it should look like after you put the drops in:

Rainbow Ice Cubes for St. Paddy's Day Party

Step 3: Put in the freezer. I left mine in the freezer for two hours and couldn’t wait any longer to use them. However, I found  this could make a difference in how well each color lasts instead of just all the colors mixing and creating swamp water.

The finished experiment:

Rainbow Ice Cubes for St. Paddy's Day Party
Rainbow Ice Cubes for St. Paddy's Day Party

Overall, I really enjoyed this activity. I found that my orange a red were very similar, so I would add a couple more drops of red for next time to make the difference stand out a little more. Leave your ice cubes in the freezer for 4+ hours so you can enjoy the different layers of color longer. I would say though that this was a half fail, half success.

I wish you luck on your rainbow ice cubes and I hope you find a pot of gold at the end of it! 

Happy St. Patrick's Day from Chels!

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