Art Activity: Ice Glove Sculptures

A few weeks ago I put up a post about making ice globes.  Back then, it was December and it was cold.  Now, it’s January and it’s quite literally weellll past freezing.  Which means, in short that it’s time to revisit the idea of frozen art.

When I brought the ice globe idea up over lunch with a bunch of artists, one of them immediately asked if we had any gloves.  And, presto!, a new idea was born:

Ice gloves bowl

It went pretty much the same way: put food color in glove, fill with water, and tie.  The most important step is to buy gloves that are easy to tie (the first batch, pictured above, did not fall into that category and we had more than one exciting moment full of colored water spraying everywhere).

For an extra punch, you can also put fun things inside the gloves.  Small bits of nature, drink umbrellas, gummy bears, etc.

Then, you set them outside to freeze:

Ice gloves shelf

Cutting the gloves off is mildly challenging and perhaps not best done by children (if there are any in the vicinity, which there do not need to be to do this awesome project).

But once the gloves are ever so carefully removed, you can begin to place them.  Use snow for some nice high contrast, or spray with water to get the gloves to stick to things.  The water almost instantly freezes and acts like glue!

Ice gloves blue

Ice gloves sculpture

Ice gloves

So stop complaining about the cold, and go freeze some shtuff together!

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