I have indoor kids with a five minute expiration of being outside. For this reason I am always trying to find more things for the kids to do with snow, ice and toys to get them outside to play (even if it’s only for five minutes at a time). Today, we made glass bricks for snow castles to create some interesting colors for our walkway.
To create these I used a baking tray and placed the silicon molds on top of it, filled them with water and used a few drops of food coloring in each of the sections. The variations in color came from the neon food coloring and using the same stir stick to stir each of the colors. I buy my silicon holders from eBay.
Make these into the winter and you’re going to be able to enjoy them throughout the winter season as a cheap way to add some color to the outdoor space. I adore how these turned out and look forward to seeing them in our front yard throughout the winter.
Tip: using the silicon molds makes it simple to turn them outside of the container and get them into the snow. Be careful when you’re turning them out though, as you’re likely going to get a bit of color residue on your hands. For this reason, make sure that the kids are using dark/old mittens while they are playing with them.