On a freezing day earlier in the month, we froze bubbles. It really was SO cool. The bubbles would freeze almost instantly (in negative temperatures) and shatter when they hit the frozen earth.
Stevie left a comment on how her family likes to make ice lanterns. What? We are all over that! I love a good winter craft.
I made a couple of mistakes along my ice lantern making journey. First off, I used paper dixie cups in the center where the tea light will go. Have you ever tried to get paper off of ice? What was I thinking? (I'm sure I was thinking of knitting. Refer to last post.) I used little pebbles to hold down the cup in the water. That seemed to work well.
The other mistake would have been that I didn't wear plastic gloves when removing the ice lantern from the plastic container. The food coloring temporarily stained my hands. Plastic gloves would make the process a whole lot neater.
We had a lovely candlelight dinner by ice.lanterns didn't melt too much. They went back outside where they will remain frozen awaiting their next icy display.
Make the most of these cold days!