Making our icy suncatchers (Please see here for Part one)
Assessing our treasure
All ready to go into the freezer!
So when we got home we sorted through and arranged the objects in pie
tins. When adding water, most of the things floated to the surface so
we realized that putting any time in the arrangement of the objects was
kind of futile. Bode had the good idea of adding food coloring. I added a
little bit to my suncatcher, and, Bode, well, let's just say I turned
around for a moment and when I turned back all the food coloring bottles
were empty. LOL. Oh well, It gave me the opportunity to talk about the
words "tranlucency" and "opacity". I placed a looped piece of twine that
tied at one end and submerged it halfway in the water. I then put the
pie tins in the freezer overnight. My pie tin ended up leaking so I
transferred it to a baking dish. We also ended up making a mini one with
The end product! Very nice I think!
The next morning we hung them up and I was really pleased. The term
suncatcher is really appropriate as the ice intensified the brightness
of the light shining through them (well, on mine and the little one).
Bode's was densely colored, but still it was beautiful in it's own
right. We had fun. And I am happy to say after 3 days, 2 still remain