Now that temperatures are heading back to the deep-freeze where I live, I thought it would be the perfect time to try an outdoor craft: ice marbles. They’re basically frozen water balloons with food colouring, and my kids could hardly wait to help make them. Plus they add colour to our wintry yard. Here’s what we did:
- We started by squeezing a few drops of food colouring into a balloon.
- Then I filled the balloon with water under the tap and tied it off. (Warning: This part can get messy if the balloon slips from the tap, so make sure it’s on tight. You could end up doused by a spray of colourful water.)
- We filled several balloons and put them outside to freeze solid, which can take a day or two.
- I cut off the balloons with scissors, and we were rewarded with colourful ice marbles, which look especially lovely against the snow on sunny days.
Katherine, Chirp Editor