Winter Craft- Ice Sun Catchers

by beagoodmom on December 13, 2006

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We made a really easy craft the other night, an ice sun catcher.

To make your own, you’ll need the following:

  • a shallow aluminum pie pan (we used a plastic take out container from Noodles & Co.)
  • assorted twigs, pine cones, pine needles, leaves, etc from your yard
  • water
  • a long piece of yarn
  • some very cold weather

Geetle and I took a nature walk thru the neighborhood and picked up the twigs and leaves. We don’t have a lot of pine trees in the suburbs, but we found one at the end of the block!

We came back home and arranged the items in the bottom of the pan. She poured the water on top and I braided the yarn into a long hanger. We set the pan out on the porch and in the morning we had a beautiful ice sculpture to hang on the porch. She was very proud.

Unfortunately, we had a warm weekend and it melted already! But we will make another one soon. The only thing I will improve is that I plan to tie a yarn to a twig so that it does not slip out of the ice block so soon.

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