Make an Ice Sun Catcher

When the cold winter days arrive, go outside and decorate! Dangle a natural ice sculpture in your yard, at school, or leave one as a treat for your neighbors. Just like a snowflake, no two sun catchers are alike. Get creative!

ice catcher



Prep time: 20 minutes, plus freezing time



You'll need:

  • Bundt pan
  • Bits of nature, such as small pebbles and twigs, leaves, and berries
  • Ribbon or string
  • Water




1. Fill a Bundt pan half full of water. (If you don't have a Bundt pan, fill an 8-inch [20-centimeter] cake pan halfway with water and place an empty yogurt container in the middle, which will help form the ring.)


2. Gather bits of nature: Things like pine needles, pinecones, red leaves, and berries work well. Arrange them in the pan.


3. Put the pan in the freezer until frozen solid. Pop the sculpture out of the pan and loop a ribbon through the ring. Hang it from a branch and enjoy!



Photograph by Lori Epstein, NG Staff


Text adapted from Get Outside Guide by Nancy Honovich and Julie Beer


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