I am so excited to share this monster sensory activity because my daughter LOVED it. She loves brains and how the body works and right now her brother is learning about the human brain in science class so when I saw this gelatin mold in the Halloween section of the store, I grabbed it with GLEE. I may have even danced a little jig. Ice play like this isn’t just fun, it’s easy to set up. That’s worth noting because as much as I wish I had time to set up completely elaborate play set ups, I honestly do not have time right now. This I have time for and it’s rad. You could make this for a Halloween party as a fun no-candy Halloween sensory activity!
Gather your materials. You will need a brain mold, some green food color, some novelty syringes, salt, a tray and an old towel to help absorb the water. We include salt because by sprinkling the salt on the ice it makes it much harder for the little bits of melted ice to refreeze, which actually speeds up the melting process especially with such a big block of monster brains (ice).
Once it’s all frozen ( we left ours for 3 days in the freezer because like I mentioned, we were a little busy last week!) grab a bowl and fill it with warm water, grab some salt and pop it out of the mold and onto a tray.
Use the warm water to melt the ice.
Her monster brain started melting down the middle pretty quickly.
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