Balloon Ice Art

We saw a cool project on Pinterest for making gorgeous round ice art using balloons and food coloring. We were so impressed, so I decided to make these with the kids over their holiday break. It was so much fun! They turned out beautifully, and we decided to use them to frame a little ground feeding area we created near our bird feeders. (We were hoping to lure in a wild turkey that had been stopping by to eat. The bunnies were pretty happy with it, too.) This is a great winter project to do with kids. Here’s how we did it….

Add your food coloring first. You just need 2-3 drops.

Add your food coloring first. You just need 2-3 drops.

Fill the balloon up with water and tie it off.

Fill the balloon up with water and tie it off.

Place balloons out in the cold.

Place balloons out in the cold.

You might have to leave the balloons outside 24 hours or more to freeze solid.

You might have to leave the balloons outside 24 hours or more to freeze solid.

After they're frozen, cut the balloons off and use your new creations to decorate your backyard!

After they’re frozen, cut the balloons off and use your new creations to decorate your backyard!

 

 

 

 

Stacy is a gardener, birder, and naturalist, and the author of nearly 10 books, including The Kids' Outdoor Adventure Book, The Secret Lives of Animals, Project Garden, and 101 Plants You Can't Kill.

4 Comments

  • Reply January 6, 2013

    Debi

    These look like little gems in the snow! Almost makes me wish we had cold enough weather here in Los Angeles to make our own. 🙂

  • Reply January 7, 2013

    Linda

    What fun! Wish we had the weather for it.

  • Reply January 10, 2013

    Jo Self

    I saw this on Pinterest too and my daughter and I did it. We live in Central Iowa. Fun, easy, winter-blah-brightening project!

    • Reply January 10, 2013

      Stacy

      Thanks for the feedback! We had a blast with it.

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