Besides cold weather (or a freezer), to create ice art you’ll need some bits of nature (leaves, berries, seeds, acorns, etc), a plastic plate, ice cube tray or other baking molds, and ribbon or string.
Day 9: Create ice art.
Creating ice art is pretty simple, leaving the creativity up to you. To make your own:
- Head outside for a nature walk. Gather items for your ice art (Our one rule when picking items was that they had to be things already on the ground.)
- Place your nature bits in the molds.
- Add water. Leave some room at the top of the mold to allow for the water to expand as it freezes. It’s best if this step is done wherever you plan to freeze your work as moving it once you add water may disturb the design.
- Place ribbon in the water. Make sure both ends are in the water to create a loop.
- Let your artwork freeze. If temperatures don’t get below 32°F outside, use your freezer instead.
- Remove the ice art from the molds. Run under warm water to loosen if needed.
- Hang ’em up or place them in the snow & enjoy!
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