Thursday, January 26, 2012

Catching The Sun

Winter sunshine is special...the way it lights up a cool, winter day. The way it makes the snow sparkle. The way it creates beautiful colours in the sky before it sets in the early evening. So, when I saw a project in The Rhythm of Family by Amanda Blake Soule, to create a sun catcher, I knew it would be on our winter project list.

We started on Monday by filling our bundt pan 1/3 full with water and putting it in the freezer to freeze. The plan was to freeze it outside, but with 9 degree weather here on Monday, that was not possible.


On Tuesday we added bits of nature we found on our walk. We then added some more water and this time we were able to put it outside to freeze.




On Wednesday, we added the final layer of water and set it outside to freeze. Once frozen we hung it outside to catch the sun.




I love the look in his eyes as he looked up to see his sun catcher.
A fun, easy project that excites both young and old alike.

16 comments:

  1. I LOVE this!! This was one of my favorite crafts in Rhythm of the home. Me and my mom are all over this the first time it gets cold enough here in Texas:) you did a great job....so beautiful!!

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    1. Awe, thanks! We really had fun with this project. Have fun with yours...if it ever gets cold enough :)

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  2. I am excited! haha, can't wait to do this project with my little man :)

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    1. Glad you like it! I am sure your little man will love it. Have fun.

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  3. I have been wanting to make the same thing, of course I really need winter to remember us down south! We were 73 today!

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    1. Nice, I think I could handle 73 :) It does make it difficult to make ice sun catchers though. I will try and send some cooler weather your way.

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    2. you can always make them in the freezer... they won't last as long, but still fun!

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  4. turned out beautiful! we did this a short while back... so much fun! http://journeyaroundtheson.blogspot.com/2011/12/sun-catcher.html

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    1. It is a ton of fun. Reece wants to do another one this weekend. Love your sun catcher, thanks for sharing.

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  5. I've been wanting to give this a try for a good long time -- seems like the weather might be on my side now!

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  6. I love making these! We have not made on this year. I am going to have to get on that. Thank you for the beautiful reminder.

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    1. They are so much fun to make. So happy to have given you a reminder, enjoy making yours :)

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  7. Beautiful! Wish it was cold enough to to those here.

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    1. Thanks, we had a lot of fun. It has been great watching it over the last few days too, it has started to melt and then froze again, so it has a long icicle hanging from it, very cool.

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  8. I remember doing this to my parents bird bath as a kid. I called them fairy ice rinks. I can't believe I never thought of dumping them out and hanging them! So lovely. Thanks for the idea. Be well.

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