Why not take advantage of the cold weather while it’s here? You can use the frigid outdoors as a giant freezer to make simple ice ornaments with cookie cutters.
Given that I am no Martha Stewart (as evidenced by this post), this activity was both crafty and simple.
We put our cookie cutters in a rimmed pan and filled it with water to just below the tops of the shapes. We then made twine hangers using an overhand knot and placed one in each cookie cutter. We also filled silicone heart baking cups with water and hangers.
We placed everything outside to freeze.
Didn’t take long!
It was nearly zero degrees outside.
The silicone hearts were easy to extract. As for the cookie cutters, we ran the entire ice block under warm water for a few seconds so the shapes would break apart more easily.
With our creations in hand (or mitten, in this case), we headed to our favorite nearby tree and decorated it.
Each time we drive down our driveway, it brings us much joy to see our ice ornaments glistening in the bright winter sunlight.
Do you have any outdoor winter craft ideas? Please share them in the comment box below. Thanks!