Wednesday, January 15, 2014

10 Outdoor Winter Crafts

Water + 1 balloon.  You must have these supplies, too. These two elements are the starter kit for just one of these fantastic 10 Outdoor Winter Crafts ---all "essential willowday." All 10 ice projects are authentic and bright reasons to take your creativity outside that we just love and hope that you will, too!

There's no stopping Mother Nature. Over the past month, our sun has barely risen above the horizon ---  5 hours of day light, yes 5 --- and now, snow. We've learned to embrace it and are currently  working on new creations, as well as, filling our front steps with household essentials: ice lanterns. Come out and play with us! Add a winter picnic, too! Follow below for all 10 to learn how. I'd love to see what you do with these tutorials ...

(Warm weather readers: ice projects, such as icy treasure hunts, are among several projects that can work for you, too!...) 
Pictured Above:
1. Ice Lanterns | 2. Ice Art Valentine's Day | 3. Ice Treasure Hunt | 4. Easiest Valentine Hearts Ever 5. Ice Art Series: Easiest Valentine's Hearts Ever | 5. Big + Small for designmom: Colorful Ice Hangings for Big: wreaths

6. Snow Writing | 7. Ice Art: Sand Bucket Ice Lanterns | 8. Mardi Gras Ice Art or Lanterns | 9. Big + Small for designmom: Colorful Ice Hangings for Small: Colorful Ice Hangings | 10. Ice Cups

... brighten and heighten a blustery day though creativity; inject a little winter adventure to out door play or distraction your young ones from the cold --- encourage a creator, embrace the scientist . One doesn't have to be a child to enjoy and make many of these these winter projects, either. Many of these projects are party perfect and just right for brightening a winter home -- or weddings, too. I'd just love to see what you do! Happy Creating!

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  1. This is so lovely and beautiful! Finally some minus degres here.

    1. Thank you, Lina! I hope you find a little inspiration and thank you for taking the time to comment. The snow makes the perfect backdrop for the ice lanterns!

  2. Great ideas, they are so creative!! I wish we had some snow here in California ;(

    1. Thank you so much! I've always wondered what it must be like to live in a warm climate year around!

      I love to make "Ice Treasure Hunts" in the summer on hot days. They're a really fun "puzzle/clue" as a part of a hunt... and 2. although, they do melt... the ice lanterns made with balloons are just so beautiful I've had people send me photos of ice lanterns they've made for inside dinners (set on trays to collect melting ice) and are an amazing experiment for the kids to see --- so if you're ever think of adding ice to your sunny days, these are two projects worth thinking about.

      Again, thank you for coming and to take the time to comment, I'd be very very happy to be your snow source and would to meet you "here" again! Happy Weekend Wishes


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