The Crafty Crow hooked us up with another fun craft idea... How to make colored ice!
First you get all your cake/pie pans. They suggested flimsy disposable pans so you could just pop the ice out, but I found it just as easy to just use what I had... (the glass was a little harder to work with.)
First you pour water in the pans- half full is good...
(Linc wanted to fill his belly first...)
Then you stir in food coloring or paint if you want them a little brighter. We actually had paint on hand! Yesss! We found mixing the color with a whisk works better than a spoon.
Linc was trying to eat it, maybe we should have used food coloring for his?
Then, you just put the pans anywhere outside and within minutes they will start to freeze. (If you live in Utah where it was in the single digits last night...)
We left ours out over night and they were nice and frozen in the morning- and brighter than I thought they would be.
To release them from the pans, put a dry cloth on the ice to hold it while you flip it over. Run warm water over the back of the pan for a few seconds and when you feel it come free, flip it back over being careful not to let the water run on the ice.
Place them wherever you want. They're so fun to see amongst the white covering everything. And they should last a while in this freezing weather.