Ice wreath

By 'eck, it's cold out! This week's craft takes advantage of the freezing conditions to make a lovely decoration to hang outside your home, so wrap up warm, brave the cold, head outside with your little one and make an ICE WREATH.

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For this you will need:

  • A round, shallow cake tin (or a Bundt tin, if you have one)
  • A glass jar
  • Berries, twigs, leaves, acorns, pinecones, etc.
  • Water
  • A cold night!
  • Some ribbon or twine
  1. Put the jar in the middle of your cake tin to make a wreath shape, with something to weigh it down. If you have a Bundt tin, you can skip this step.
  2. Place your berries/twigs/leaves/acorns/pinecones into the cake tin.
  3. Pour water into the cake tin.
  4. Put the cake pan outside on a cold night.
  5. By morning, your wreath will hopefully have frozen solid! 
  6. Float the cake tin momentarily in a bowl of hot water to release the wreath.
  7. Tie a ribbon or some twine round your wreath, and hang it somewhere where you can admire it!