Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Sun Catcher






Avi and I made a sun catcher, inspired by Amanda Soule's book: The Rhythm of Family: Discovering a Sense of Wonder through the Seasons.  Avi is fascinated with ice these days, "I-C-E" he fingerspells (but really it is something like "A-F-snap fingers-A") while he says "ICE".  He really loves to eat it. (read: teething). But this was a super easy craft to do with him and the cold temps helped!  It hung from a tree in the yard for at least four days before the ice began melted enough that the ribbon it was hanging from let loose.  Next time I think I will just tie it around the outside instead of freezing it inside the ice.   

Second layer frozen.

Avi "testing" the third layer. 






7 comments:

  1. TOTALLY doing this! LOVE!
    So you iced it in layers? Do tell.
    ox

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  2. i always love seeing these... and i get jealous because it's not ever cold enough here for them. maybe we'll finally make one when visiting VA over the holidays. yours is lovely!

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  3. yes... first layer 1/3 filled with water and freeze. second layer another third filled with water and any goods you've collected and the rope or ribbon - and freeze. last third is water. freeze and you're good!

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  4. I absolutely adore it. Turned out beautifully!

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  5. This is every kind of awesome!
    Down here on the other side of the world I've just finished freezing a block of ice filled with bits and pieces for my girls to play with on the lawn some warm afternoon soon. I must freeze something in a bundt tin to hang though, the light through it is breathtaking.
    And your photos are exquisite.
    Thanks for visiting today!

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  6. Love your sun catcher. Such a fun project, we loved it!

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