Sunday, December 12, 2010

Christmas Wreath

Now that the temperature has dipped below freezing, we can hang the wreath we made yesterday out of ice. Fortunately it was a multi-step process, which allowed each of the girls to contribute to our new outdoor Christmas decoration.

The girls loved making this project entirely by themselves, and didn't even realize they were learning about the concept of freezing and thawing.  Okay, freezing now.... thawing later.

To Make an Ice Wreath You Will Need:

  • 1 ice cube tray
  • water
  • food coloring
  • a round pan with a hole, or a round pan and a cup
  • a freezer, with enough space for your pan
1. Fill ice cube tray with water and food coloring.  (We chose to do 6 red and 6 green.)  Freeze completely.

2. Fill a bunt pan, or any round pan*, with water to desired level with cold water.  Remove ice cubes from tray and place in bunt pan; work fast, the ice cubes will melt a bit.  (We did not color the water in the bunt pan, it turned green from the ice cubes slightly melting.)   Freeze completely.

3. Once frozen, remove from bunt pan by dipping in warm water.

4. Sting ribbon through and hang outside in 32° or colder temps.

*If you do not have a bunt pan, you can simple place a freezer-friendly cup in the pan.  The water will freeze around it, leaving a hole to hang your wreath with when completed.

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