Ice Eggs – Smashing Sensory Play Fun!
Now a while ago, I purchased these cute egg moulds in the hope I’d make cakes or something yummy and scrummy. A year later, they’ve sat in the cupboard collecting dust.
Well not anymore! Today on the blog I’m sharing with you a super quick and easy sensory play idea involving these little egg moulds. I knew they’d come in handy one day.
I’m going to show you how to make Coloured Ice Eggs!
These are so so easy that you can literally make up batches and then store them in the freezer. All you need for these ice eggs are the following:
- Egg shaped moulds. I got ours from one of the pound shops.
- Food colouring
- A jug of Water
- Small toys, coins, leaves, stones and “treasure” – basically anything small that is suitable for freezing.
First up, divide your “treasure” between the egg moulds. We added a couple of items to each mould.
Next fill your jug of water and add which your food colouring. Any colour works and you can do a mix of colours across the eggs.
Next pour your water into the moulds. I had b help me with this. We had a few accidents at first but then he got the hang of holding the jug steady and pouring it in a more controlled fashion 😉 Although this is just a pic of me pouring as b didn’t want to help when I wanted to take pics…naturally right!
And then comes the bit where you ask your toddler to be patient…and anyone with a toddler probably knows that this isn’t as easy as it sounds…
Ask your toddler to be patient – yeah right!
You need to freeze your egg moulds and they will take a few hours.
Now if you don’t have a toddler that can wait a bit, perhaps do the whole “here’s some I prepared earlier” and get some out you made the night before. Sneaky ey.
And now comes the fun part! Grab your toy hammer and let’s smash them open! I suggest doing this in the garden but it’s entirely up to you.
B had so much fun and we’ve made so many more “ice eggs” for the coming spring sunshine. Here’s hoping hey.
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