We were recently sent a wonderful craft book called "The girls book of crafts and activities" from Presents for Men. I asked Elle if she would like to pick out a craft from the book to do. She looked through and picked out an ice bowl craft as she had just watched the winter episode of Brambly hedge where they have an ice ball.
We took out all of the girls pressed flowers from the flower press from last summer and set about setting up the bowls and water.
You will need:
Two different size plastic bowls
1. Fill a bowl with about 2.5cm of water and put in the freezer. Once it is solid, put a smaller bowl on the top of the ice and tape in place.
2.Pour water into the gap between the two bowls. Add the decorations, using a fork to push them down into place.
3. Put the bowls into the freezer for up to 10 hours.
4. Remove the tape and allow the bowls to warm up slightly before sliding out your ready made ice bowl.
(Directions taken from the girls book of crafts and activities)
We have kept our bowl in the freezer for now until, as we didn't want it to melt. Elle goes to check on it every day to make sure it is still ok :)
The girls book of crafts and activities is a wonderful book for any child. It has over 100 things to make and that ranges from crafts to baking to gardening. It even had information on different herbs and spices, how to grow your own veg, to to upcycle furniture and how to trace your family tree. The girls have had a great time flicking through it and i have many crafts from there that i want to try.
We were sent this book for free for the purpose of this review. All opinions are my own.