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DIY Frozen Water Balloons

We found this cool winter project on Pinterest and had to share it. Kids and grandkids will love it, too!

Simply fill water balloons with water, add a few drops of food coloring, tie off the ends, and freeze them overnight in the snow.

Once frozen, use a pair of scissors to cut the balloon off. Line your cabin walkway with the colorful crystalline orbs, or place them around the entry for a fun conversation piece. The little bursts of color will really stand out against the white snow.

Vanessa Felie, a blogger from Granby, Conn., also offered these helpful tips:
  • If possible, carry filled balloons outside before adding food coloring to avoid making a mess indoors.
  • Watch for leaks, as food coloring shooting out of a tiny hole in a balloon can stain wall paint, tiles and clothes.
  • Wear gloves to protect your hands from the food coloring. Black gloves are perfect because they won’t show stains!
  • If you don’t get snow or freezing temps at your cabin, use the freezer instead.


For more artsy activities, check out Vanessa’s blog at www.queenvanna.wordpress.com.

For more craft ideas, as well as recipes and great cabin photos, follow us on Pinterest.

GIANT MARBLES OF ICE – Make these colorful orbs with the kids using only water balloons, water and food coloring.
Vanessa Felie