Making Garden Ice Sculptures

 

Making Garden Ice Sculptures

 

 

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

 

Making Garden Ice Sculptures

 

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.

 

Making garden ice sculptures

 

Kids winter garden activities

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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6 Responses to Making Garden Ice Sculptures

  1. Coombe Mill - Fiona January 25, 2016 at 11:21 pm #

    I love the idea of this, I’d really like to do it here at Coombe Mill but having to wait for the ice to set puts me off trying it for activity hour. Now looking at yours I feel we should give it a go and I could tell the children to have a look for their sculpture in the fairy gardens the following morning. I really like the nature ones, such a simple idea yet so pretty. Thank you so much for sharing with me on #CountryKids . If you get a chance do join my Trash2Treasure monthly link up too.

    • Lynda2 January 30, 2016 at 12:13 pm #

      Timing is a bit of an issue. But i think the wailing is part of the fun. Thank you for commenting #countrykids

  2. Su {Ethan & Evelyn} January 29, 2016 at 2:51 am #

    This is so lovely! I will need to pin this. i hope you don’t mind! :) #CountryKids

    • Lynda2 January 30, 2016 at 12:11 pm #

      You are most welcome to pin

  3. Mudpie Fridays January 30, 2016 at 9:29 am #

    We are so going to be making some of these – thank you for sharing #CountryKids xx

    • Lynda2 January 30, 2016 at 12:11 pm #

      You are welcome @mudpieFridays