Colored Ice Balls

Colored Ice Balls

What you need:

  • – Balloons
  • – Food coloring
  • – Freezing temps {or a freezer}
  1. Put a few drops of food coloring inside your balloon {mixing colors is fun too}, fill with water, tie water balloon  and shake gently to mix the color(s).
  2. Place the balloons outside in freezing temperatures or in a freezer for around 12-24 hours to freeze.
  3. Use scissors to cut the top of the balloon off and simply peel the balloon off your beautiful ice ball.

Warning:  Your fingers will turn the color of the ice ball when holding it.  Black gloves or paper towels are recommended for transporting them around.

Slight Variations:

  • – Check out the cute yard decor my friend Robyn from The Neighborhood Moms created with her kids.
  • – When I told Trisha from Mom Dot about this post she recommended adding Kool-aid instead of food coloring so the kids could lick the ice balls.  That definitely sounds like a fun thing to do with ice balls in the summer!

With all the school closings across the country going on now, this might be a great time to make colored ice balls with your family.  If you or your kids give this a try let us know how it turns out!

I saw this idea featured on another blog back in the summer and they said that they first saw it on flickr a few years ago.  I don’t know who came up with this idea originally {if it was you, let me know!} but I think it’s a fun one!   

About Ashley

Ashley is very happily married and the mother to a beautiful little girl and handsome little boy. She is the main voice behind Embracing Homemaking.


  1. My 4 year old would love this. Super cute for the front of our snowy yard too. I think this will be our weekend craft : )

  2. I think these are SO CUTE! I would totally make them if we stayed below freezing for longer than an hour!

  3. Oh, I remember seeing these on Pinterest a long time ago and wanting to do it. Thanks for the reminder…. they look awesome!

  4. that is so cool, my kids would love this!

  5. kSquaredGlamour says

    this is awesome my daughter would love making these!

  6. scentednights2002 says

    How cool! that looks like so much fun!

  7. How cool is this! My kids would love to make these. Must Pin them so I can try to do it soon!

  8. What a fun snow day idea! And so pretty, too.

  9. What a fun idea! My son loves all things circle (he thinks they are balls) I think he would love this!

  10. Kool-Aid is a great idea! My kids are always taking a cup to the fridge JUST to get ice and munch on it.

  11. my friend has been making these too. great time to use the polar vortex for some fun!

  12. This is AWESOME! My kids would love this, definitely going to try it out.

  13. Tammy_3DifferentDirections says

    I think that’s really cool (pun intended!). It would be neat to build a wall with them at then put some lights behind it during the holidays.

  14. Amy @ MI Savings Mama says

    This looks really cool! Would be a great decoration for the holidays – I’ll have to remember this for next Christmas!

  15. Oh wow this IS a fun idea! I love winter arts and crafts!

  16. Emily_faliLV says

    So much fun!! I’m pretty sure I saw this in my Parents magazine – yours turned out so cute!!

  17. I totally want to make these for the kids. We don’t have freezing temps but in the morning but I could use the freezer.

  18. Debi@The Spring Mount 6 Pack says

    I have to do this with my kids. They are so cool

  19. This is such a cute and fun idea! I think my teen would even enjoy this. Can you tell we’ve had way too much time stuck inside?

  20. Mommys_Busy says

    So simple yet so awesome! Great idea!

  21. Jennifer @ My Sweet Sanity says

    So much fun! My kids would love this.

  22. Audrey Watters Holden says

    I am definitely going to make these with my girls…we’ve got loads of freezing temps! They look like they’re so much fun. The ice balls . . . not the temps. *lol*

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