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Friday, February 18, 2011

Craft Time...

Last week when it we were facing subzero temps, the girls and I did this activity.
We made winter sun catchers. I got the idea from Family Fun.

First, add a few drops of food coloring to the water in each section of an ice cube tray.
Family Fun recommended only using a couple colors, but B insisted in using every color we had.
I was afraid all the colors would run together and we would have a black sun catcher.
That would have been ugly.

Leave the ice cubes in the freezer until completely frozen.
Fill a round cake pan 2/3 full with water.
Fill a plastic cup with water and place near the top of the pan. Be sure not to get it too close to the edge.
Then place the cake pan in the freezer and only freeze for about an hour.
You don't want the water to be completely frozen...

Pop out the colored ice cubes and place in the partially frozen water...

Then put in freezer and let it freeze solid.

Tie a ribbon around it...

Then hang it outside...

The one from Family Fun was much prettier than ours.
We should have made it sooner because it was 35 degrees the next day and it melted quickly.
I don't know if it will get cold enough again for you to make this with your kids. If it doesn't be sure to bookmark it and make it next year with them.

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