Frozen Sun Catchers
A recipe for easy mid-winter magic
January 23, 2019
- Found nature objects – Twigs, leaves, berries, pine cones
- Container to freeze the water in – aluminum pie plates are perfect!
- Something to hang them: twine, yarn, ribbon
- Freezing temperatures
- Lay out your nature objects in the base of your container for freezing
- Lay the twine amidst the nature objects with a large loop or two loose ends hanging out – this will be your hang or tie
- Place your creations on a flat outdoor surface where they can freeze undisturbed (window sill, picnic table, etc.)
- Slowly pour in water until the container is full and ensure your twine/ribbon are still submerged
- Set the outdoor temperature to below freezing 😉 **freeze overnight for best results
Hang this ice art from a tree branch in a sunny spot where the sun will shine through and slowly melt it away, transforming your creation throughout the day.
- play with colours, textures, patterns… Eating oranges? Add visual a-peel with pieces of rind or slices interspersed
- Make minis in ice cube trays
- Fancy a rainbow catcher? Add food coloring
- Use bundt pans for a frozen wreath
Warning: This recipe will quickly become a staple on your nature crafting menu!