At the end of the bruised winter, find transient beauty with these easy-to-make homemade icy urchins. These mini ice sculptures, which you can fill with berries, seeds, leaves, sliced fruits or even craft materials, reflect light like instantaneous, eye-catching crystals. You can cook them և and refrigerate them outside at a cool temperature, but they can also be cooked in your freezer.
Collecting materials to freeze Ar’s attractive is part of the fun. Look for natural materials outside, such as pine needles, small sticks, acorns, pine cones, and dry cones. Use the backyard or local garden as a source, choosing items with rich colors and textures.
Inside your home, thinly sliced citrus fruits, fresh cranberries, even dehydrated apples or pears in the fridge and pantry are worthy replacements. (But avoid raisin-like foods that are poisonous to dogs և dried beans that are poisonous to birds). If you prefer to use man-made materials, consider sequins, buttons, rhinestones, ribbon pieces and even glitter. Be sure to place ready-to-eat poachers that contain unnatural substances in places where you can easily collect items when thawed.