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15 Great Ideas For Fun Ice Projects

Since many of you are trying to keep warm while the temps continue to drop below freezing outside, I thought that maybe I’d roundup a few good ideas on ways to take advantage of all that cold. Time for some fun ice projects! Get the kids involved, they’re probably going a little stir crazy indoors anyway, all you basically need are some molds (use what you have around the house) and maybe some food coloring. Nature will handle the rest!

Click through the gallery below for 15 great ideas!

 

  • Colorful Ice Ring 1 of 15
    ice ring design mom

    Add a splash of color to the outdoor landscape with this ice ring. Food coloring is pretty harmless and even a little educational to play with in this case. 

     

    Tutorial here from Gina Wide for Design Mom

  • Ice Candles 2 of 15
    spoonful ice candle

    Combining ice and hot wax results in these amazing lacy textured candles. A little caution if you're doing this one with your littles!

    Details here from Spoonful

  • Ice Gems 3 of 15
    ice gems tracy conway

    If it's going to be cold, you might as well make it pretty! These ice gems are gorgeous and super fun and easy to make. 

     

    DIY here from Tracy Lynn Conway

  • Ice Sculptures 4 of 15
    spoonful ice sculptures

    Bundle up and get out of the house for this one. Have the kids create some artwork around your yard with these super fun DIY ice sculptures.

     

    Details here from Spoonful

  • Globe Luminaries 5 of 15
    DM ice luminaries

    I'm partial to this one, but aren't these luminaries beautiful? Surprisingly easy too! 

     

    See the tutorial here from Amy Christie for Design Mom

  • Ice Hangings 6 of 15
    ice hangings DM

    Create these lovely ice hangings and suspend them from the trees or wherever you darn well please. 

     

    Details here from Gina Wide for Design Mom

  • Birdseed Ice Ornaments 7 of 15
    henry happened birdseed ornaments

    Give the birds a tasty snack by making these DIY birdseed ice ornaments. 

    Details here from Henry Happened

     

  • Lovesicles 8 of 15
    lovesicles

    Winter, do your worst, these heart shaped lovesicles will get us through. Make them big or small and as many as you want! 

     

    DIY here from Craftberry Bush

  • Ice Votives 9 of 15
    ice votives this heart of mine

    Gorgeous glowing votives set the scene on a cold winter's night. These are a fun project to make and since the sun goes down so early you can enjoy them long before bedtime. 

    DIY here from This Heart Of Mine

  • Ice Stars 10 of 15
    ice stars spoonful

    Put those decorative ice cube trays to some good use and have your kids make some of these stars (or your shape of choice), fill with berries or treats and hang in your trees for the birds to enjoy. 

     

    Details here from Spoonful

  • Ice Sun Catcher 11 of 15
    ice sun catcher

    So pretty and eye catching, and fun to fill with different shapes and colors. 

    Details here from Rub Some Dirt On It

  • Outdoor Ice Bunting 12 of 15
    outdoor ice bunting

    An ice bunting, how creative! A little time consuming but the finished product looks totally worth it. 

    See the details here from Two Chicks And A Hen

  • Valentine’s Hearts 13 of 15
    ice hearts creative in chicago

    I love how they perched these ice hearts on their fence posts, so fun! 

     

    See how to make these here from Creative In Chicago

     

  • Ice Boats 14 of 15
    parents ice boats

    It would be fun to set up a little obstacle course to race these ice boats on, and when you're finished you could take them in the tub and see how fast they melt!

     

    DIY here from Parent's

  • Lace And Ice 15 of 15
    ice doilies

    Take some thrift store or rummage sale doilies, freeze and hang to make this gorgeous art installation. Perfect for the front porch! 

    Details here from Resurrection Fern

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