I am super addicted to making ice wreaths! They make our fire escape and not to pretty view quite lovely and festive. This is definitely one of my favorite winter crafts! It actually makes me look forward to below freezing weather.
We gathered some rosehips, acorns, orange peel for color, etc. and Kiddo placed them in a cake pan with a cup in the middle to make the wreath shape. Pour some water into the pan.
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We learned the hard way that you should not use a light weight plastic cup.
Instead use a heavy weight glass jar and for goodness sake don’t lift it up after you’ve poured the water it. (I’m just saying, not that I did that…)
We put it outside in anticipation of the freezing night ahead.
After it freezes you need to float the pan momentarily in a pan of hot water to release the ice. In the morning we hung it on our
garden gate which leads out into an idyllic snow covered woodland fire escape. You can see we froze a string into the ice, but in the end I decided to put ribbon through the hole instead.
Next time I want to use the bundt pan!
If your kids loved playing with the ice, try this indoor thin ice activity.