Outdoor ice baubles

I picked my son up from his kindergarten today and these were hanging on the trees outside — what a ‘cool’ (get it?) idea! Yesterday, the children had chosen leaves and set them on plates covered in water with a loop of string hanging over the edge.  Overnight the ice had frozen into these beautiful baubles to hang on the tree. So I think I have found something positive to come out of the freezing temperatures we’re having here!

-Mo. x

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1. Marta | December 14, 2010 | Reply

I don’t enjoy cold weather but this is beautiful!

2. Courtney in London | December 14, 2010 | Reply

How clever! So simple, and yet I’ve never done this project before.
I really don’t enjoy this cold weather either…

3. Stephanie | December 15, 2010 | Reply

Brilliant idea!!

4. tze ching | December 15, 2010 | Reply

how beautiful ! Wish we could see things like this more often, as it may make winter a bit more bearable.

5. smudgetikka | December 15, 2010 | Reply

Hats off to the art teacher who dream’t that one up, they are really beautiful, cost nothing and won’t damage the planet. I love it.

6. Esther in Amsterdam | December 15, 2010 | Reply

Cute. I’m going to try it with cranberries! x

7. emilie | December 16, 2010 | Reply

I love this little project. The possibilities are endless!

8. antonella | December 16, 2010 | Reply

beautiful idea, very “cool”!!
I made the same things tonight(…Italy is frozen too),and my son has brouhgt my frozen-leaf at school!!!

9. Solveig | December 16, 2010 | Reply

What a lovely idea!

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11. Sharron Clemons | December 21, 2010 | Reply

Brilliant idea!!

12. Melanie | January 22, 2011 | Reply

Hi! I was so happy to see this idea. We did it and have been enjoying our ice baubles for several weeks now. Thanks so much for the great idea! I wish we had tried Esther’s idea above to add cranberries. We’ll try that next time.

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