Keeping kids entertained when it’s cold outside is always a challenge for moms and dads. Make the most out of winter’s frigid temperatures with a frozen winter ice wreath! Gather up some beautiful treasures from nature, like pretty winter berries and pine cones, and freeze them in the wreath. The kids will love watching their handmade craft glisten in the window.
What you’ll need:
- a Bundt pan
- pine cones, branches, berries, and other pieces of nature
- filtered water
- a pot
What you’ll do:
Go outside and gather up some objects from nature. Winter berries, pine cones, and evergreen sprigs can all be found in the winter season and will look great in the ice wreath. Arrange your objects in the Bundt pan.
Fill your pot with filtered water and bring it to a boil. Have Mom or Dad carefully pour the boiling water into the Bundt pan. Freezing boiling water helps the water freeze clear rather than cloudy.
If you live in a climate that allows for it, set the Bundt pan outside to freeze. If it’s too warm where you live, then put the pan in the freezer. Allow the wreath to freeze overnight.
Remove the ice wreath from the pan. If it doesn’t come out easily, you can run warm water over the outside of the pan for a minute or two to loosen it. Cut a piece of twine that is 18-24 inches long. Loop the twine through the ice wreath and tie the two ends in a knot.
Hang the ice wreath outside in a sunny spot and watch it glisten. Kids will enjoy watching the ice wreath change shape as it melts too.