The Easter Bunny is coming and did you know that she’s friends with Elsa & Anna? So she’s delivering a basket full of FROZEN Easter fun for your kiddos. And it’s Left Brain Craft Brain style, filled with Frozen Easter science like crystals, rockets, slime and more! There’s even a journal to help them keep track of their experiments. #DisneyEaster #CollectiveBias
Elsa’s Crystal Tiara
First up is a new spin on the old science of crystals. Make a crystal tiara for your little Elsa with pipe cleaners and Borax. Here’s a closeup of the before pipe cleaners. It took about 5 white and 1 blue pipe cleaners. Simply twist them together in the desired shape until they are secure.
After making the crown, you’re going to place it in a Borax solution overnight to grow. For full instructions on growing the crystals after you’ve made your crown, follow the directions from these FROZEN Snowflake Party Favors. You’ll need a wide mouth mug or vase so that the pipe cleaners don’t touch the side while the crystals are forming.
Safety Note: You probably don’t want your kids to be wearing this crystal crown for extended periods of time because heat will make the a little bit of Borax come off. And that can irritate skin.
Growing Snow Monsters
This was soooo fun. Really fun. We turned some white Peep birdies into FROZEN snow monsters with a food coloring marker. And then microwaved them to turn them into a big scary snow monster. Microwaves vary, but 10 seconds on high was enough time to make it grow but not burn. And fresh Peeps grow the biggest, so don’t save this project for a month after Easter. Pictures don’t do justice to either the exploding size or the yummy toasted marshmallow taste afterwards :)
Elsa’s Jelly Bean Ice Palace
We love building at Left Brain Craft Brain. We’ve built Elsa’s Ice Palace before, but I thought I’d put a little Easter spin on it this time. Just pop the jelly beans and toothpicks inside some plastic eggs and throw them in the basket. They’re ready to build anytime, even on the go.
What kind of science basket would this be without something that flies? Throw some M&M’s in the basket and check out my friend Sarah’s M&M Tube Rockets tutorial over at Frugal Fun for Boys.
Frozen Glitter Slime
Kids love slime, so give them an egg full of this gorgeous, glittery FROZEN slime. Click over to the recipe to learn how to make it.
FROZEN Bubble Science
For a little bubble science fun, include a FROZEN bubble wand in the basket. Then, click over to How Bubbles Work & 20 Things to Do With Them. You’ll find the science behind why bubbles pop and why they’re round. You’ll even find a link to dry ice bubbles.
FROZEN Easter Basket Supplies List
There are a lot of projects in this basket, so there’s a lot of supplies. You can pick and choose the ones you want to include, but here’s the full shopping list:
- To make the basket:
- FROZEN Easter basket or bucket
- Plastic Easter eggs (I used metallic and sparkly eggs.)
- For Elsa’s Crystal Tiara:
- Pipe cleaners (white and blue)
- For Growing a Snow Monster:
- Food color pen
- For Elsa’s Jelly Bean Ice Palace:
- Jelly beans
- For the M&M Rockets:
- M&M tube
- Alka Seltzer
- For the FROZEN Glitter Slime:
- Clear glue
- Liquid starch
- Turquoise glitter
- For Bubble Science:
- FROZEN bubble wand
- For the Science Journal:
- FROZEN activity pack with markers & stickers
Where to Find FROZEN Easter Stuff
The good news for this long list of supplies is that Walmart has it all. I picked up everything in one trip!
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