Colored Ice Cubes


Looks like snow is in the forecast for us here on the East Coast.
Make up some colored ice cubes to jazz up snow forts and snowmen.
Make in varying sizes using whatever containers you've got.
Leave outside overnight. Instant frozen fun!
Just stick the ice cubes into the snowman as if you were using coal.
Turns a snowman into a Snow Princess :-)

Stay warm!

14 comments:

Kristine said...

Do you use salt to join yours together? We tried that last year but even in winter it wasn't really cold enough and so we weren't very successful. I'd love to see the finished constructions.

Nf1andprek-whisper said...

love love the idea, I do something similiar that will be on my blog next week i put colored water in spray bottles the kids where old mittens and we "spray paint" our forts, castles etc...
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Rose said...

We use colored ice cubes in summer in our water table. The kids love it.

This is a great idea for snow play. Thank you.

a Tonggu Momma said...

Love this idea! Do you use paints, regular dye or food dye? Because some of the kids around here love to eat the snow...

maryanne @ mama smiles said...

Great way to make the most of our freezing weather! Funny, I read your post and hadn't even thought of freezing ice cubes outside. Might be a good science lesson for Emma too - maybe then she will finally see the logic behind having to wear a coat when we go out?

Mama King said...

@Kristine - We do not join them together. We just stick them in the snow. We tried to make ice sculptures last year by using the salt technique. It was somewhat successful. What I found is Lu & Em had much more fun sticking them on their snowman (using them as eyes & buttons) or just decorating their makeshift snow fort (kinda like bedazzling with ice cubes.)

Amy said...

that is such a great idea.. Thanks...

I hope you share this tomorrow. Love it..

elizabeth said...

Brilliant!

Ticia said...

Okay that is fun.

Deborah (Teach Preschool) said...

What a cute idea to use the icecubes to dress up the snowmen!

Katie said...

hmmm...well i don't know about the yellow ones, kinda might look like well you know...

Valerie @ Frugal Family Fun Blog said...

I was laughing at Katie's comment! This is such a great idea, and we are having the perfect weather to try it out. Thanks!

Amy said...

That's a great idea! I posted about making coloured ice cubes for the bath tub, so the kids could see colours blend.. and I've posted the idea of using them outside.. but haven't done it yet.. has anyone had problems with the dye getting into mits and snowsuits?

jacque4u2c said...

Just fantastic!!! I love everyones ideas! I can;t wait to see some of the finished snowmen!

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