19 January 2013

Fun with snow (and ice)

We have had several inches of the fluffy white stuff over the past few days and as well as the usual snowball fights and snowmen building, we have had fun with the ice and snow in other ways too.


We made these ice decorations by filling plastic containers with water, food colouring, sequins and glitter before allowing them to freeze. I popped some candles into one and the Mini Mes added coloured string to theirs so that they could hang them on the trees and bushes.


We filled a water bottle with water and a few drops of food colouring to enable us to create coloured patterns in the snow.


We created coloured ice marbles for the garden by filling balloons with water and food colouring, allowing them to freeze and then popping and removing the balloons.


We went sledging.

What fun have you had with the snow?



I'm linking this with...

Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall

26 comments :

  1. We haven't had as much fun as you's have!! We've just had the usual snowball fights & building snownmen!! What fantastic ideas!! I love the ice decorations!!

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    1. Thank you :) Snowballs and snowmen are still great though! x

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  2. looks like lots of fun, love the ice marbles xx

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  3. I love the ideas here, especially the food colouring to make patterns in the snow! Must remember that one! :)

    Hayley
    http://sparklesandstretchmarks.blogspot.co.uk

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  4. Since last night I've had balloons filled with water and food colouring outside, but it wasn't cold enough for them to freeze :-( I've got one in the freezer to test but I can't wait, I mean, the kids can't wait to try them outside!

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    1. Ours took three days to set although I too have one left in the freezer at the moment which is still a little watery! I hope they turn out lovely for you :) x

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  5. wow lots of snowy creativity with you! everythign looks fab :)

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  6. this is such a great idea ! might have to do some of these tomorrow!

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  7. Lots of great ideas! Definitely going to try making some ice marbles if I can find a few spare balloons (disappear fast in this house!) They look brilliant x

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  8. Looks like you have been having lots of snowy fun! These activities are definitely on my list for when Bob is older. Can't wait! Thanks for linking up! x

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  9. Being creative with the snow in colour, I love it! So many snow ideas coming in but still no snow for me! Thank you for sharing on Country Kids.

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  10. Aww ace :) wishing we had a snow day here! X

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  11. Oh, sounds so much fun! I am terrible at pretending I love winter so I just let my little ones play with my bf. I can't wait till spring! :(

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  12. Your snow marbles are an excellent idea!!

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  13. You've been busy. Love the marbles and the very pretty snow decorations :) (popping over from Snowtastic)

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  14. So many creative and colourful ways to play in the snow there! I think your snow marbles are the first successful example I've seen. Lots of people seem to be struggling to get them to freeze.

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  17. Lovely, fun ideas! I wish we'd just had some snow to try them out this Winter down here in Cornwall :)
    Downs Side Up

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  19. Thanks for linking this up on MotivationalMonday - fingers crossed it will be warm enough to do some of this to help cool down.

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  20. we like to build snow men me and the kid's

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