When you know you have a good frosty, freezing night ahead a fun activity for the great results the next day is to use your garden as a freezer. We took advantage of a cold spell last week and had a go at making ice sculptures. We hope you like the results. It helps to have a sunny day the next day so that they ice sparkles and glistens in the sunshine.
To make them you need:-
- Some small plastic containers – the more malleable the better – not quite full of water.
- String or other twine.
- Little Treasures to insert inside.
- Somewhere to hang them up outside
We have made them before, but not for a number of years. You can make them anytime – during the day or in the evening. The placing of the twine is quite tricky and I wish now that we had used a paperclip to make sure it was fully secure. This time my son choose a lego mini figure for one of the sculptures and then a selection of natural items including a bay leaf and hydrangea petals for the other. Shells look lovely and you could also consider add colour dye to the water.
If you have trees and bushes near the house they are good hanging points. A friend hung hers in the front garden so all the children walking to school could enjoy them.
So here’s to cold frosty nights and bright sunny days.
I am linking up this post with Countrykids @coombemill where you will find lots of other families in the great outdoors.