In Wisconsin, this January and February brought some very cold temps and a LOT of snow! I try to take a daily walk, but sometimes icy sidewalks and frigid temps have kept me home bound. To help get me outside on the worst days – at least out into my own yard – I made some frozen blocks of color and decorated my winter garden.
First I dug out metal and plastic containers – baking pans, plastic tubs, yogurt containers, and other leftover containers. Then I added water and food coloring.
I set all the containers on my back porch to freeze.
Once they were completely frozen, I popped the ice out and set the pieces up in the snow. Some of the ice broke apart as I loosened it from the pans and I used those broken pieces as toppers for others.
To attach the pieces together, I brought out a pitcher of water. I poured a little water on each piece, then held the pieces together briefly while the water froze and acted as a glue.
It turned out to be a beautiful ice garden!
Plus, I got pretty colored fingers:)