With snow and cold all over the place what to do for a little entertainment?
While I was in western NY at my daughter’s house I decided to try a Pintertest project with my 5 year old granddaughter, icy orbs. This is a messy project with water, balloons and food coloring, so be warned. I made a drippy mess with these things! But they turned out pretty good and she was thrilled to show everyone her ice balls in the backyard.
These pictures were taken with my phone so they’re not so good.
They look so small but were actually about the size of a soccer ball. We made 5 balls but one broke and one is still in the freezer for another day.
I thought the icy orbs looked like frozen Easter eggs and if the snow would have been good for a snowman I would have built a snowman/Easter bunny beside the orbs! This snow was the most powdery snow I had ever seen, definitely not good for snowmen making.
Here’s the link to the project on Pintertest. I followed the directions and found that it helped to blow up the balloons to stretch them out first. Basically it’s just water balloons with food coloring in them. I put them in the freezer but probably should have just put them outside to freeze. I used a wash basket to move them to and from the freezer and each orb was wrapped in a plastic bag for a little extra protection in case they broke and one did break in the freezer. It took about 2 days for them to freeze completely. After frozen, cut off the balloon and that’s it. I don’t think I’d put them on a porch or deck because of the food coloring causing stains but they do look so pretty and twinkly in the snow.
Even thought it was really cold we were bundled up and had fun in the snow that day!
Do you like being out in the snow?
Happy New Year!
Thanks for visiting! Debra (((xx)))