This is a really fun craft to do with kids, which was suggested to me by my great friend Hannah D. Although it can be done at any time of year, and we have done it a several times so far, I think it is extra special at Christmas. We made these one afternoon last December, and Ted was so excited the next morning when we got them out of the freezer and hung them up. They look wonderful if you hang them on a tree outside on a sunny day, so the sun sparkles through them. Ted loved how they caught the sunlight and slowly melted during the morning.
- Small plastic pots, yoghurt pots would be ideal
- String or wool
- Ice cream tub
How to make your own
- We went round the garden and collected some leaves and flowers
- Place leaves and flowers into the water
- Pour water into your pots, 3/4 way up making sure the leaves and flowers are fully covered in water
- Cut wool into 10 cm lengths and loop and tie in a knot
- Place wool, with knot end, into the water and make sure it is covered by at least 1 cm of water (if it isn’t covered in enough water, when the bauble starts to melt, it will quickly drop off its string).
- Place in freezer – we put our pots into an old ice cream tub so they didn’t tip over in the freezer
- When frozen, remove from freezer
- Submerge for a few seconds in warm water
- Remove from pots
- Hang outside