Im not going to lie, I am super proud of this activity. Not because of it’s coolness factor, but because it appealed to the nerd in me. If you have ever seen/ read Captain America you will know that he spent a very long time frozen in the ice.  And if you don’t know the story, Captain America crashed his plane into the Arctic to save the world from the tesseract, then ended up being in a frozen coma for 70 odd years, until he was discovered and thawed out. Well, I was struck with the brilliant idea to send him back and turn him back into a Capsicle (see it appeals more to my nerdiness than anything) and then get some super heroes (i.e. EC and YC) to come and save him.

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You will need:

  • Captain America action figure
  • Large tupperwear box to put him in
  • Water
  • Salt
  • Food Colouring
  • Pipettes

The first thing you will need to do is freeze your Captain America over night; when I place him in the water he kept bobbing back up to the surface, to get around this I turned him over so he was now facing down and put a smaller tupperwear lid over him to keep him submerged.

Look is a Capsicle!

Look is a Capsicle!

When you are ready to save him set up 3 bowls; one with salt and two with warm coloured water in. I added blue food colouring with one and red food colouring to the other bowl of water.

Iron Man and Agent Carter are very upset by this.

Iron Man and Agent Carter are very upset by this.

Then simply use the pipettes to cover the ice with the coloured water and spinkle with salt to help melt it.

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Look at the pretty veins of colours.

Look at the pretty veins of colours.

Even The Hulk got involved in trying to free him!

Even The Hulk got involved in trying to free him!

Starting to get there.

Starting to get there.

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EC taking his time to free the legs.

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Free at last to carry on fighting the bad guys.

YC has done this activity before, but EC hadn’t, and he loved doing this (well the both did). We spent over an hour saving Captain America, we even enlisted Iron Man, The Hulk and Agent Carter to help us (see total nerd out). YC loved to just slosh the water all over it, but EC was very meticulous in what we was doing, he made sure that he had completely freed one part of him before moving onto the next part. After we had freed him EC said that if the real Captain America got trapped in ice again, he would definitely come and help free him!

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Such a fun activity to do that appeals to children and any marvel fans! Use warm water and salt to free Captain America from his Capsicle state.

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Nanny Anita
Norland Nanny

Nanny Anita is our resident Super Nanny. Having trained at the famous Norland College, in Bath, she has over 12 years experience, working all over the world with children from 2 months to 17 years old. Nanny Anita is an expert when it comes to keeping the little ones entertained and writes a column with Leonora called 'Get Crafty' for Little London magazine. Nanny Anita has been on hand to answer our reader questions, and she provides weekly arts, crafts and activities for families to do with their children at home. She really is a modern day Mary Poppins!

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