Winter elements provide a perfect opportunity to do something creative and completely different, like making your own ice sculptures. We’ve all seen some really unique and beautiful creations made by master ice sculptors and have probably wondered just how difficult it is. With a few simple steps, your family can try their hands at making a masterpiece of ice. And best of all, most of the supplies you need may already be in your kitchen or tucked away with your craft supplies!
- Ice trays
- Molds (jell-o molds, old yogurt containers, and muffin tins will work)
- Food coloring
- Glitter or other items you may want to “float” in your ice sculpture
Once you’ve gathered up your supplies, let the kids select their molds and add water, food coloring, glitter, etc. Then freeze them (outdoors or in your freezer). Remember that ice expands, so you won’t need to fill the molds to the brim. The Decorating Diva recommends filling them about 90% full.
After your molds have frozen, remove them from the molds (they’ll need to melt a tad, so be patient), take them outdoors and let the creativity flow! Spoonful suggests using a drop or two of water as “glue” if you want to stick a few pieces from separate molds together.
Have you and your children ever attempted making your own ice sculpture art? If so, tell us how it turned out in a comment below.
For more fun winter activities, be sure to follow Real Kids Shades on Pinterest and take a look at our Winter Fun pinboard. Also, be sure to protect the eyes of each family member from UV rays with a pair of sunglasses when you head out into the snow. Visit the Real Kids Shades website to learn more about our protective sunglasses for infants and children up to age 12.