If winter’s cold weather has you thinking you can’t play outside, think again. There’s simple fun to be had by creating ice sculptures, or ice art. All you need are some empty containers with large openings, rain or tap water, food coloring, and some freezing weather to bring your winter artist out of hiding — or at least outside.
Gather a variety of empty containers with large openings, such as milk cartons, juice boxes, and disposable cups and bowls. Collect rain or water in your containers and color with food coloring, if desired. Leave the containers of water outside to freeze. Carefully remove your containers to reveal the ice sculptures!
Not cold enough where you live? No problem. Have fun making ice sculptures in your freezer!
Go Explore Nature has lots of ideas for winter backyard nature fun, no matter what the weather!
Photos: Top – Active Kids Club, Bottom – Sanborn Western Camps