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Gender neutral, fun, organic clothing celebrating outdoor adventures and the magic of childhood.

Ice Baubles

These are so eye catching and pretty easy (and mess free) to make. It’s especially lovely to see Spring flowers, leaves or berries captured within the frozen globes.

It’s a great way to involve nature into an activity and also introduces concepts of ‘freezing’ and ‘melting’ to young and inquisitive minds.

You will need:

  • Foraged flowers, sticks, leaves, berries, herbs – whatever you can find
  • Balloons
  • Lengths of string (about 30cm)
  • Other moulds such as ice trays, silicone cupcake trays
  • Boiled water (optional)

Start by foraging and gathering your decorations

Poke them carefully into a balloon, making sure you don’t split the balloon casing.

Carefully fill your balloons at the tap. You will need to use the tap in order to get enough water pressure to inflate the balloon and make a decent sized bauble. About 8-10 cm diamater makes a nice size.

Place a length of looped string inside the neck of the balloon before tying it in a knot. Make sure the loops end of the string pokes out of the neck of the balloon and is a sufficient length as this will be the method of hanging it up like a bauble once it is frozen.

If you are using other moulds, then place your foraged finds into the moulds and fill half way with cooled boiled water. The boiled water will prevent the build up of lots of air bubbles, but is optional – you’ll still get a good effect with standard tap water!

Place everything in the freezer until frozen. Once frozen, remove from the freezer and (if using other moulds) top up these up with the remaining water. This will ensure your leaves and berries are suspended within, as opposed to sinking to the bottom.

Once everything is fully frozen, remove from the freezer and pop out of the molds/balloon casings and admire the ice art you’ve made!