45 responses to “iridescence”

  1. MJ

    Thanks for sharing it was great!:)MJ

  2. molly

    We’re going to give this a go tomorrow. So excited!

  3. kathy

    Great Idea… I need to wait a couple more years until my kids grow out of the toddler stage and I am so doing this… looks like a great photo opportunity…

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  5. Leah

    Very cute idea!

  6. A Weekend Well Spent « Hip Mountain Mama

    […] word experiment before and had no idea what it meant. I got this idea from Lisa over at her blog 5 Orange Potatoes and the kids really loved it.  I loved it because we didn’t need very many supplies and the […]

  7. Pumpkinbear

    How funny! We had that exact same project during the preschool science workshop right after story time at our public library this week! The girls adored it.

    As a rule, I loathe those sorts of group hands-on kinds of workshops with preschoolers. It always seems like me and the girls trucking along minding our own business, surrounded by every other parent in the universe loudly over-explaining and micromanaging their kids work. Barf.

  8. Midwestern Housewife

    Another project we need to try!

    It’s supposed to snow tomorrow, so maybe we’ll do both snow and ice and compare!

    Thanks for all the great ideas!

  9. childhood magic

    my son will love this, thanks! your pictures are beautiful.

  10. Rachel

    Whoa… this is SO pretty! The cubes look like jewels. I love it. Thanks so much, I’ll be linking.

  11. Mona

    Looks fantastic and fun. Not sure we can get that type of food coloring in Denmark. The ones I use are organic natural colors, which probably won’t work…. but I’m sure the kids would like to try anyway – playing scientist is always fun :)

  12. Hip Mountain Mama

    How fun! My kids would LOVE this!!!

  13. kelly

    This is really cool! What fun. We will have to try this too! Haven’t come across neon food colouring here. Will have to track some down.

  14. Lacie E

    I love this we will do it today and let you know how it goes :)

  15. Kera Hughes

    what a GREAT idea!!!! the kids would LOVE this!!! wished i would have caught this while we still had snow….it NEVER snows in our area of TN and we got a nice dumping this last weekend!

  16. Heather

    Lisa, this is so neat. My boys are sitting here looking at this with me, and are jumping up and down begging to do it. I have all the ingredients in the pantry, and we are off to try it. Thank you for sharing this, it looks like a very fun way to learn.

  17. kyndale

    so cool. So, what’s the reaction?

  18. AG Ambroult

    that’s crazy! who knew? love this, and my kids will too. Thanks!

  19. be

    This looks irresistibly fun! Beth

  20. Kimara

    So… am I behind the times that I didn’t even know they made neon food coloring? This is a great activity. Even if I didn’t have grandbabies to try it with, I’d want to give it a go. Thanks for sharing this activity and an inspirational blog. I love it :) I’ll be linking on Facebook.

  21. Annie

    Coolest ever! I love all that colour!

  22. Bonnie

    This looks fantastic. My 8 year old boy is soooo into science experiments at the moment. We currently have crystals forming in jars on our kitchen counter ! I’ll have to go get some food coloring and give this a try ! He and his sister will LOVE it !

  23. gardenmama

    Oh, it looks so beautiful like colorful gems! My oldest son would love this! Thank you for sharing such wonderful activities Lisa!

  24. tikjewit

    Brrrrrrrrrrr; those are cool colours!!

  25. Shady Lady

    I so want to do this!

  26. Earth Mama

    I love coming here and seeing the coolest homeschooling activities. This looks really exciting. I need to find bigger food coloring containers. I only can find the small ones, and they go too quick!


  27. Joy

    We totally aped your project but with snow almost as soon as you posted it. :) Thanks, Lisa!

  28. Debbie

    Have I told you I think you are brilliant? I really do. And forget Isaac…my husband wants to do this. Family fun is on the way. Thank you.

  29. Stephanie

    I’ve come begging your permission to list it in the science fair…

  30. Wendy

    That looks like fun! I’m adding it to the list of chemistry experiments we will do in the 2010-2011 school year. Thanks!

  31. gina

    Is it okay if I grab a pic and link to this post in my post next for next Friday?

  32. gina

    love this experiment- we’re doing it this weekend!

  33. Ivy

    What a cool science project. My kids would love this! I’ll have to pick up some neon food coloring next time I’m at the store. Thanks!

  34. Stephanie

    :) This makes me happy.

  35. tara

    Love this idea! Thanks for the great links too :0)

  36. Robin

    I love these pictures Lisa!!!

  37. Christie

    This looks awesome. It reminds me of Cassi the other night shining a red light through ice. We intend to collect more ice and try different lights through it. I’ll let you know how it goes. :)

  38. Emma

    My four year old is fascinated with ice anyway but this idea will make her rather ecstatic I think. Thankyou!

  39. sam

    Wow, those are so great. I must try it! Beautiful photos.

  40. pink and green mama MaryLea

    Awesome!! We’ll be doing this one for sure in our kitchen science lab at the Frog Princess’ birthday party in March. Thanks! : )