Tuesday, February 7, 2012

A winter sun catcher

This is probably one of the coolest things Biscuit and I have made together. Biscuit really enjoyed making this and hanging it outside. She even sat outside staring at it for quite some time. Adorable! If you have an ice cube tray, a round cake pan, food coloring, ribbon, and a small plastic cup, you are in business!! Here we go...

First make your ice cubes by adding a few drops of food coloring to the water in each section of your ice cube tray. Use just a few matching colors, they will run together later. Freeze the cubes completely.

Then fill a round cake pan about two-thirds full of water. To make the hole for the ribbon, set a plastic cup full of water in the pan. Place the pan in the freezer for an hour or so. Then put the colored ice cubes in the pan and let all the liquid freeze solid. 

After the water has completely frozen, remove the plastic cup and flip the sun catcher out of the pan gently. Then hang it outside with ribbon.

Biscuit requested that we hang it low because she wanted to play with it.

After a few minutes it began to  melt. Biscuit and I talked about how it was "catching" the sun and the sun was making it melt. She decided we better place a bucket underneath it.


Happy Playing & Exploring!!
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  1. What a lovely project! We have not-so-much freezing weather out here in California, but if we did, I'd make one with my son! Thanks for sharing! I pinned you on my Pinterest here: http://pinterest.com/lnmontessori/ on my For kids to do board!

    1. Thanks Lisa! We did this on a 60 degree day here in the North Bay and it worked well! Give it a go!! Thanks for the pin :)

  2. This is neat!! I wish we had colder weather here. This wouldn't last long at all here in the South :) Thanks for sharing this with us at Sharing Saturday. hope to see you again this week.


  3. Just wanted to let you know that I have featured this on Sharing Saturday this week. you can check it out and grab a featured button.



  4. Now I've seen ice sun catchers before, but this one is the prettiest color I've seen. I love it! Thanks for linking up to AfterSchool.
    Kelly at Little Wonders' Days