Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Ice Caterpillar

Here in Ontario we are in the winter that will never end…
so, we've decided that it's time to submit and have some wintery fun!
Inspired by all the great "ice" sculpture crafts out there we decided to build an icy caterpillar!

To make your own you will need:
helium grade balloons
ice cube tray, (I had one that did little circle cubes)
food colouring

So to begin put a few drops of food colouring into your balloons…
fill them with water and tie them off.
Then put them into bowls so that their shape will hold…
put them outside to freeze!
Do the same with your ice cube tray…
a few drops of food colouring in each…then water…then outside to freeze.

We gave ours about 24 hours…
then let the building begin!

Place in a caterpillar shape!

Using a spray bottle with some water, spray your icy surface…
then take whatever shape you want to go on top and hold in place for a min or so.

Decorate to your hearts delight!  

And admire your icy creation!

Matilda and her friend so enjoyed this craft…it was magical to see something really cool
transform from these bits and pieces of ice.
(and it was talked about for days)!!
Really the possibilities are endless…do the freezing and see what the kids come up with…
this craft has inspired us to fill every container in the house with water…
they are currently freezing outside…can't wait to enjoy some icy art!



  1. This is SO cool!
    We made icelantens this way last year.

  2. Oh, I love your caterpillar! I am going to run to the dollar store this afternoon. Hmmm, we are supposed to get above freezing temperatures this weekend. Maybe we should wait until next week.

    1. Us too!!! And now I have all these fantastic ICE sculpture ideas…oh well…I'll take warm temperatures over ice sculptures any day ;) xx

  3. Love seeing what you get up to with my girl over to play! :) Robin says you up the ante each week and he has to figure out how to entertain your little girl as you entertain ours! :) I told him just to bake some really chocolatey cookies. :)
    Very cool caterpillar!

  4. Great idea!! I was going to freeze some balloons again and see what comes alive!! We will see!!

  5. Seriously too CUTE! This is so stinking adorable!

  6. I am absolutely IN LOVE with this icy caterpillar fun! Thanks so much for sharing it with me. I'm sure my son would love to try it out with me. :)


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