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Mini ice window

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Mini ice window

Mini ice window

Here is the mini ice window that Ted made over Christmas. He loved making the ice baubles we had made and wanted to see how it would work on a larger scale, like a mini window or light catcher. Here it is and I think it worked really well. It was a fun activity to do on a cold winter day, and Ted hung it out on a wonderful sunny day, so the sun shone through the flowers.Ted liked seeing how the flowers looked layered and held in the ice.

 

 

 

 

Materials

  • Large Tupperware container – we used an old take away container
  • String or wool
  • Flowers
  • Water

How to make your own

  1. Collect leaves and flowers
  2. Place leaves and flowers into the tub so that they cover the bottom
  3. Pour water into your container, about 2 – 3 cm  up making sure the leaves and flowers are fully covered in water
  4. Cut wool into 10 cm lengths and loop and tie in a knot
  5. 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 window starts to melt, it will quickly drop off its string). We did this twice so that we had two loops of wool to hang the window from.
  6. Place in freezer
  7. When frozen, remove from freezer
  8. Submerge for a few seconds in warm water
  9. Remove from tub
  10. Hang outside
Putting flowers and leaves into containers

Putting flowers and leaves into containers

Pouring water into container

Pouring water into container

Pushing flowers under water

Pushing flowers under water

Placing string into water

Placing string into water

 

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