Here’s a simple craft I’ve been wanting to try since a couple years ago when I heard about it from one of my nieces. The reason I didn’t try it is because up until this year, we didn’t really have a decent snowfall (and also I forgot. lol)
But this year, we have a fairly decent snowfall with single digit temps, I thought it was a perfect time to try it.
All you need to make these cool looking ice-balls is:
The only actual food coloring I have is the gel kind and I doubt it would do very well. However, last Spring I bought some Easter egg dye kits because they were 50¢ and I thought I might use them someday. I decided to use the dye tablets.
I mixed up the dye tablets in water
then poured it in a flimsy water bottle
I put the balloon lip over the rim of the bottle
Holding the bottle over the sink
I held my fingers on the bottle and balloon to keep the balloon
from popping off and spewing the water everywhere.
With my other hand I crushed the bottle
and the liquid went into the balloon.
This worked like a charm, but it was messy.
I surfed around to see if other folks might have a less messy way to make balloon ice-balls. And of course they did:
Several of them tell to fill the balloons with water and add the food coloring…
Do Not try it that order or you’ll wind up like I did with a big mess…
Do it in this order instead:
*Put the drops of food coloring in the balloon first and then put the balloon over your faucet, hold the lip tight and add the water.
I decided to try it their way and Since I only have the dye tablets I crushed one up and put it in about a tablespoon of water and used it like regular food coloring.
I used yellow, so I suspect that my balls of ice won’t be very brilliant, but may look okay anyway.
I sat the balloons outside on the porch and left them over night anf they froze solid.
I like how the balloons cracked open but were still holding their shape to the ice balls.
I peeled of the balloons then set the ice-balls out in the snow.
I still have a few dye tablets left, so I’ll be able to make more of these sometime.
This is all for me at the moment.
Keep warm and snug during these cold winter days.
Remember to ‘Keep Calm and Craft On’