Inspired by the colored ice balloons here, I knew the boys would love this must-do Winter activity.
It’s a good thing that I decided to prepare it after they were in bed. If you had been with me, you probably would’ve been laughing uncontrollably and snapping incriminating pictures of me to post online. Imagine this:
Blue Dye, EVERYWHERE
My hands were green-blue-red-yellow for the next several days.
The next morning, Colin, Owen and I went outside to check on them. Much to my delight, the balloons had split and slid off of the ice by themselves. The boys got down to the business of playing right away!
After playing for about 30 minutes, the boys declared that they were cold and ready to go to run errands (Huh?! Well, okay! If you insist!). Which brings me to my next photo . . .
To make your own Ice Jewels, drip several drops of food dye into high quality water balloons, then fill with water as directed on the package. Tie and rinse the balloons, then place them outside (or in a freezer) overnight. Play and enjoy!
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