Frozen - Cool Off in Summer

Some Magic Gardens are worth melting for and this is one of them, well, melting your heart that is. This Disney movie-themed winter wonderland has a castle, ice rink, wintery trees, glowing star lights and of course the whole Frozen® family. The snow is Styrofoam and can’t be left outside so you need to have a place for it to be stored. If it’s cut into multiple pieces, it fits simply into a bin. Do you wanna build a snowman?

Make the Magic Garden

Design
  • What part of the movie do we want to create, the castle or the forest?
  • Should we wear garden gloves like mittens & roast marshmallows?
  • Should we make any characters?
  • What movie songs should we play while planting and playing?
Create
  1. Make the rink (see below) and cut Styrofoam to fit over ice rink
  2. Place the warming house and castle
  3. Cut the twig ends so they are pointy, and poke twigs into Styrofoam
  4. Add the character/accessories
  5. Start playing and go into the unknown
Connect
  • What is the most fun thing to do in the snow? How could we do it in the summer?
  • What magic power would you want?
  • Do you like to sing?
  • What would you ask a talking snowman?
Materials
  • Styrofoam Sheet 1″ x 3.5′ x 1.5′
  • Repurposed Birdhouse
  • Mini Lights in the Birdhouse
  • Frozen Characters and Friends
  • Fire Pit
  • Star Lights
  • Toy Castle
  • Dried Plants and Sticks (painted as trees)
  • Skating Rink
Plants We Used
All foliage were branches & wood sticks found in the yard painted
Magic Basket
A Magic Basket, is a collection of extra fun that kids can take into their Magic Gardens. It can be bark, rocks, pinecones and toys - the sky is the limit. For this garden, here are a few other ideas:
  • Snowflakes
  • Mini evergreen trees
  • White painted rocks
  • Clay snowballs

Making the Skating Rink and Ice Landscape

1 Watch the video for how we made the rink. It really “cool” haha.

2 Use a 12×12 tile and glue garden marbles into the shape of the rink you want. Shape the Styrofoam into any shape you want and cut a hole in the center for the ice rink.

3Place on tile and remove the Styrofoam crumbs and get to playing, no hats or mittens needed.

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