1. CREATE AN ICY ARTWORK
I think these little frozen capsules are so enchanting and what a great project for kids. Taking time to gather materials to encapsulate in these glassy frames is a great way to stop and look at the natural beauty of Winter. There is always something growing somewhere. It just takes a little more time and careful observation to find the beauty.
Ice Lanterns at Artful Adventures
2. MAKE ICE LANTERNS
Building off of the icy artwork idea, Artful Adventures shows us how to create an ice lantern using an ice cream tub. This can actually be made in the freezer any time of the year which has my mind racing with all sorts of ideas. How beautiful would some ice bowls with encapsulated violas be for a Summer tea?
Snow Lantern at Viking Kids
3. MAKE A TRADITIONAL SWEDISH SNOWBALL LANTERN
I just love this Scandinavian tradition of stacking snowballs to make a cave for a lantern. They look so magical and I'd love to see a series of these scattered across the landscape.
What are your favorite Wintertime outdoor activities and how do you get enjoyment out of your garden in the Winter? I'd love to hear about it in the comments!