ICE BALL SMASH
HOW TO CREATE AN ICE BALL FOR SOME SMASHING FUN!
If you are looking for a great activity that the kids can help prepare and then expel some energy on, this one is for you!
As Halloween is fast approaching, we added a spooky dimension to our ice balls however you could use what ever small toy you like!
For this activity, you will need to prepare the balloons the night before as it needs 10+ hours to freeze.
WHAT YOU WILL NEED
- Small toys (we used rubber spiders, but you could use marbles, pom poms, shells, pebbles or beads – depending on your theme)
- Food colouring (optional)
MAKING THE ICE BALL
Let the kids choose their favourite coloured balloons and gently push the toy inside. Once it’s almost there, if you blow the balloon up it should fall to the bottom! If you are adding food colouring then add a few drops now.
Fill the balloon with water (you might need to help the kids by putting the balloon on the tap and holding it in place). Fill it slowly and don’t make it too big (we found out the hard way!). Remove it from the tap, let the excess air out and tie off the balloon. Then place it into your freezer (we tried different positions but didn’t notice much of a difference in the end product).
Leave to freeze overnight.
When your kids are ready for a smashing time, take the balloon out of the freezer and cut the balloon off the ice.
It’s time to head outside!
THE ICE BALL SMASH
Find a spot on the grass and let the fun begin!
Obviously, you have to supervise your kids and help the little ones use the hammer to avoid accidents – but you knew that!
The Ice Ball Smash is a great activity that can be customised any way you like! In fact, you could add a wrapped chocolate (frozen mini Mars Bar anyone?) – now that would be the perfect trick and treat combination!
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