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Rainbow Ice Totems and Sculptures

Feb 20, 2015

Okay… enough of winter already. Time to bring in the rainbows with some rainbow ice sculptures!

To make your own you will need:

  • ballooons
  • food colouring
  • healthy dose of imagination

To start put your drops of food colouring into your balloon:
18 drops of red for red
18 drops of blue for blue
18 drops of yellow for yellow
18 drops of green for green
16 drops of yellow and 2 drops of red for orange
9 drops red and 9 drops blue for purple

Now stretch the neck of your balloon over your faucet and fill up with water.

Tie them up (the more the merrier).


We then gently placed them in the snow to freeze. After one night in the snow I rotated them all, it seemed that the snow insulated them a bit, so the bottoms were still not frozen, 2 nights outside and they were ready.


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Cut off the balloons and reveal your rainbow orbs!

We discovered that the best way to stick them together was to make a slush out of water and snow. It also helped to prop the towers up against something—we used buckets and sticks to act as "props". After a couple of hours, everything was frozen together and they were totally SOLID.

We made rainbow totem towers…

and a rainbow caterpillar with blueberry eyes (the eyes were stuck on with snow and water "glue").

You are only limited by your imagination here. Let the kids take the lead, and be there to offer a helping hand if need be.

What a terrific way to bring some colour into the stark white of winter!

Have fun and happy creating.

Article Author Maureen Macmillan
Maureen Macmillan

Maureen Macmillan is one half of the blog Twig and Toadstool. The blog is primarily a natural based craft blog that she created with the help of her friend Shanti. They create beautiful crafts made out of natural and beautiful materials, things that are inspired by Mother Nature, embellished with glitter, whimsy and imagination! Maureen is a mother of two beautiful girls, ages five and 10, and she feels fortunate enough to live in a part of Eastern Ontario where she is surrounded by the beauty of the natural world and part of a community of parents who encourage creativity and JOY!

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