Color Chemistry Arctic Lab Review (Crayola)

Color Chemistry Arctic Lab
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What It Is

Crayola's Color Chemistry gets a cool new twist this year with Color Chemistry Arctic Lab. Just like in the original set, kids still get to use ink, Model Magic, paintbrushes, and more to conduct experiments, but this time they'll be making snow globes, a snow-covered tree, bouncing mini snowballs, and so much more. There are 50 different experiments. 

The kit comes with the supplies to do 18 experiments right out of the box, so for the rest, you'll need to provide vegetable or baby oil, salt, or food coloring, for instance. The instruction booklet lists all the tools you'll need for each experiment and places an asterisk next to the tools that are included. 

The experiments start off by introducing kids to warm and cool colors by mixing ink to create different shades. From there, kids use that ink to paint and decorate, then explore temperature, polymers, and more. There's space in the back of the instruction booklet for writing lab notes.

Is It Fun?

Because this kit has a winter theme, it would be the perfect science toy to play with during the winter season. Play outside in the snow and then come back inside to warm up and try to make your own Forever Snow with this kit. This does a good job of merging creative art play with science play to get curious kids hands-on with both color and the science of color.

Who It’s For

The Color Chemistry Arctic Lab is for ages 7 and up. This will be fun for creative and curious kids.

What To Be Aware Of

The kit includes a pack of Model Magic, a plastic icicle mold, an icicle test tube, a cling shaker, a pack of water beads, a pack of snow powder, a pack of gel powder, a clear plastic disc, four bottles of colored ink (cyan, magenta, yellow, and white), a bottle of crystal ink, a flocked tree, two color mixing pot strips, a graduated cylinder, a beaker, a snowman screw stand, two display globes with caps, a display jar, a tube of silicone part A, a tube of silicone part B, a pipette, a paintbrush, a shovel, a dual-sided cling mold, a nylon string, and an experiment guide.

It's recommended that you protect all work surfaces before beginning the experiments. Adult supervision is also recommended. 

AT A GLANCE:
  • Fun

  • Repeat Play

  • Assembly & Instructions

    None or Very Easy