This is a little project is especially great this time of year. It really recognizes the winter season and gives kids a change for hands-on exploration. First, you will need 2 containers of varying diameter. I chose a large ice cream container and a plastic cup.
Fill the center container with river rocks, sand, anything to weigh it down.
Then, fill the space between the containers with water and maybe something seasonal. We chose holly branches and leaves that we have in our yard. Make sure center container is in the middle, so the ice votive will have a consistent thickness and place in freezer overnight.
Now it's time to reveal the ice votive. If you use an ice cream container, it can be easily torn off.
There you have it, a seasonal ice votive.