When I saw this idea in a Family Fun magazine I knew my kids and I would have to make some.
First get your ice cube trays and make some colorful ice cubes by added whatever food coloring you like, then place them in the freezer until they are completely frozen.
After your ice cubes are frozen you fill a cake pan about 1/3 the way full with cold water. Since it’s close to Valentines Day we made heart shaped sun catchers but you can use whatever cake pan you like. You also need to add a glass with water in it to the pan. This will make a hole in your ice so you can hang up your creation.
Add your colorful ice cubes and place in the freezer right away.
When it’s completely frozen, you can remove the cups from the ice and then remove your creation from pan. You can set it on the counter for a bit until it melts enough to remove it, or you can try running warm water over the back of the cake pan BUT be careful if the water is too Hot it can cause your ice to crack. (and yes, we might have figured that out from experience)
Add a ribbon and hang it outside.
They’re so cool, and it was a really fun project. We’ll be doing this one again, next time I think we’ll try connecting more than one together.
FYI – Yes, they do melt and because it’s not very cold where we live, ours was completely melted in about 6 hours. (and no Tracy that wasn’t a stupid question)