Ever since I made blue glittery ice cubes for our Frozen sensory play I’ve been asked if we can make them again and this time make more. At the weekend I finally got round to making them and they turned out great. I had to make these glitter ice cubes in batches as I only have one ice cube tray so did take awhile but today we decided we finally had enough to play with.

You will need:

  • Ice cube trays
  • Glitter / sequins
  • Food colouring

How to make glitter ice cubes:

1. Add a small amount of food colouring to a jug of water and mix well. I now only use these Wilton Food Colouring as the colours are amazing and you only need a tiny amount.

2. Add some sequins to the bottom of the ice cube trays and pour in the water.


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3. Add glitter on top and freeze

4. Repeat with the rest of the colours.

Once we had enough to play with I tipped them into a bowl, added some Jumbo Tweezers, scoops and pots and placed in a Tuff Spot to contain the mess.


Glitter Ice Cubes

The tuff spot was a great way to contain the water and the glitter which if course started to get everywhere. These ice cubes would still look great without the glitter for all those opposed to the sparkly stuff.

Glitter Ice Cubes

Once he woke up from his nap I also let Baby J have a play as well. He was happy to sit and watch at first but eventually started trying to pick them up but wasn’t keen on how cold they were. He was also very confused by the fact they kept sticking to his socks  but he enjoyed trying to kick them off again!

Glitter Ice Cubes

G enjoyed sorting the ice cubes by colour, trying to stack them in to towers which proved quite difficult as they started to melt and change shape and making patterns with them using the mini muffin tin which she added herself.

Glitter Ice Cubes

Once the ice cubes started to melt glitter started to get everywhere including on the baby so putting this in the tuff spot definitely helped to contain the outbreak of sparkle.

Glitter Ice Cubes

Being such a cold day the ice cubes lasted quite a long time and after half an hour G decided her hands were too cold to carry on playing and we’ve put them back in the freezer ready for another day. Here’s a video of these two playing together with the ice cubes.

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