As I mentioned in my last post, J was home sick for a good portion of the week. He was recovering from pneumonia, so while he needed to be home, he also wanted something to do. Luckily our new issue of Family Fun arrived the first day he was home. After he looked through the magazine, he asked if we could make the winter sun catcher together. I looked at the directions and it looked easy enough, so we began. (I tried to find an online picture, but no luck!)
The first step was making some colored ice cubes. Since we have an automatic ice maker, we no longer have any ice cube trays, but we do have a silcone mold for making Valentine's crayons, so we filled that with water and added food coloring.
After the ice cubes were frozen, we filled a cake pan with water and set a plastic cup (filled with water) in the pan (to make a hole for the ribbon) We added the colored cubes (hearts) to the cake pan and froze again.
Here is our finished product, hanging on the back deck so we can enjoy it (until the pouring rain expected tomorrow and Monday) from the breakfast table!
A fun and easy project to keep someone entertained (and more importantly, not exerting himself too much!)