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 one winter. 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….
1. Add food coloring.
You might need a couple of hands for this. You don’t need more than a few drops.
2. Fill it up!
Fill the balloon full. You don’t have to worry about filling them too full because you DO want the balloon to break.
3. Add more balloons!
Keep repeating step 1 and 2 until you have lots of balloons to set outside! Try to have several different colors so it can be a really colorful display!
4. Put your balloons outside.
It needs to be COLD, but if you have the right temperatures, put your balloons outside and give them several hours to freeze. The balloons will pop (make sure to pick those up and throw them away so they don’t harm any wildlife.) Once they do pop, you’ll be left with really pretty (and very colorful) ice balls!