- Empty milk cartons, tin cans, and other large containers
- Food coloring
Make colorful blocks of ice to create your own palace. Fill empty containers with water, add some food coloring, mix, and freeze!
Some suggestions for containers to use are:
- Milk cartons
- tin cans (especially coffee cans)
- Ice cream buckets
- Margarine tubs
- 2 liter bottles
Ask neighbors, friends, and family to save these containers for you. You can also freeze one batch at a time until you have enough blocks to build your ice palace. Trim off the tops of milk cartons, gallon jugs, 2 liter bottles, etc. so the ice blocks can slip out easily.
Once the containers are completely frozen (expect large containers to take at least 24 hours), dip the container in warm water to get the sides to melt a bit. Your ice block should then slide out easily.
Clear out an area in your yard and start building your ice palace with your blocks! Be patient and you can have a grand palace made of ice!