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Age Range: 5-7 | 7-11
Duration: 0-29 mins
  • Science
  • D & T

Chromatography Christmas tree

Make colourful Christmas tree decorations and learn about ink chromatography

This Christmas STEM activity lets students create Christmas tree decorations in a new way, using chromatography! Students will use coffee filters, washable felt tips and a few other items to learn about mixtures, pigments and more!  

Download the free activity sheet below. If you’re up for an extra activity, try our wordsearch that uses words from the craft activity. 

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