Saw this on Pinterest a couple years ago, and on a whim, the kids and I gave it a try yesterday.

You know, since the forecast called for something like -29* and what else can you do when it’s that cold outside? 

We used balloons and watercolor paint that we had on hand.  We filled those babies up before bed, and I’m sure we all dreamed of how amazing they would look.  I know I did.
First thing in the morning, we bundled up and went out for the big reveal.  
We peeled the balloons off….and wow.  
There they were in all their frozen, colorful glory.


It was great fun I tell you.  We oohed and ahhhed and lined them up in rainbow order.  The kids “claimed” their favorite colors as their own.  Once all that was settled, and we were pert-near-freezing, we quickly ran back indoors to stare at them some more.

The best part about it is that we get to gaze out and lovingly admire our giant rainbow balls of ice for weeks and weeks to come.  
*sigh*
It just doesn’t get much better than this, people.

Now go on, and make your own set.  You know you want to.

2 thoughts on “Frozen Watercolor Balloons

  1. Crafty Homeschool Mama

    Well, I’d say a pretty good squirt or two. The purple is lightest and we did it first…after that, we went a bit heavier-handed. It was messy business in the sink with me holding open the balloons and the kids squirting in the paint, so I did not pre-measure or anything. 🙂

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