Magic Ice


  • Large Glass of Water
  • Ice Cubes
  • String
  • Salt


  • Put an ice cube into your glass of water.
  • Place a large pinch of salt on top of the ice cube.
  • Lay the string across the top of the ice cube.
  • Place more salt on top of the string.
  • Wait 3 minutes.
  • Try lifting the ice cube out of the water with the string
  • The string is attached to the ice cube!!


The salt melts the ice and leaves a ‘pocket’ of water on top of the ice cube. The pocket refreezes around the string!

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