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A few months ago, a friend sent me a link to a facebook photo that looked like a really neat activity. What you do: fill balloons with coloured water and freeze! Remove the balloons and you have some pretty neat looking outdoor decorations.
What you need:
- food colouring
- funnel (optional, but easier)
What you do:
If using a funnel, fill a few bowls with water and add desired colours. Insert the tip of the funnel into the balloon and fill with water; knot the balloon and continue until you have the amount of balloons you want.
Place outside (overnight is great) in below zero temperatures and in the morning cut off the balloons and place the "decorations" where you want them.
No funnel method:
- squirt some food colouring into the balloon
- fit the end of the balloon over your faucet and fill with water
- knot balloon and follow the rest of the directions above
I didn't have a funnel, so we did the no funnel method; however, I think the colours would be much brighter by colouring BEFORE adding to the balloons, so next time we do it I will make sure I have a funnel! Enjoy - super easy and affordable activity to fill a small bit of time on a cold, cold day....great for this week if your in Ottawa!