What if you made a water balloon and put it outside on a very cold evening? The next morning you just might have a winter ice balloon!
And if you put food coloring into the water before you tie the balloon and freeze it you would have a colored winter ice balloon!
And finally, if you cut the balloon away you would have a colored ball of ice!
Now that you have a colored ball of ice, you can do many things:
Gather all in a sunny spot and guess which will be the first to melt.
Make a pyramid with them.
Make a variety of colors or many balls of one color.
When we get snow again (we will), use the ball as the beginning of a snowball, rolling your colored ice ball to accumulate more snow. You'll be able to tell when the big white snowball begins to melt as you catch glimpses of color.
Place them artistically outside in unusual places, high and low, so that others may be surprised and pleased.
A round, brightly colored head for a snowman.
If you have a freezer with enough room it can substitute for winter's freezing overnights at any time of year.
~ A special THANK YOU to The Nature Place Day Camp for sharing this great activity!