It is cold out. The kind of cold where you don't even want to be near the outside. Last week the kids and I started a sun catcher ice project. Since the sun decided to shine today for the first time in I have no idea how long, we decided to finish our project.
We started with some ice cubes tinted with food coloring.
Then we placed them into various receptacles filled with cold water and put a piece of yarn inside to work as our hanger. It was so cold out the day we did this, the ice cubes and cold water started to slush up almost immediately. It was a matter of hours before these were covered with snow, but I didn't have room in my freezer and the front porch was way colder than the freezer anyway.
Today we brushed the snow off of them, popped them out of the molds and voila!
We used our string to tie them to the tree in our front yard and we had some festive sun catchers made of ice.
Since our front porch slants down a bit, the ice tended to migrate a little toward the slant. Oops.