Monday, January 24, 2011

winter wonderland - part 3

This is a little Valentine's edition of my winter wonderland series. 

I had so much fun making the ice sculpture blocks with the kids that I thought I'd step it up a notch. This time we added some decorations and something a little unexpected too.

Michael's had their Christmas decorations on clearance and I managed to find some pink, purple, gold and silver ones that I knew would work well for this Valentine's project.

We started by adding water to the yogurt containers we used the last time - but just to about the halfway mark. We dropped in the decorations and then inserted smaller containers (sippy cups) to create a vessel in each one. We needed to fill the sippy cups with water to keep them from floating.

We left the tubs out overnight because, believe it or not, even in minus thirty-something degree weather (Celsius that is) they take quite a while to freeze all the way through.

It was well worth the wait though, because the results are so pretty...

Insert candles for instant romance!

 As you can see, some of the dye from the ornaments changed the colour of the water - but I think that makes them look even more romantic.

We also made one with a candle frozen inside the ice.

Are you planning anything fun to do with your kids for Valentine's Day?

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