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Disney nailed it with their newest princess movie, Frozen.

by Jodi Durr

These Frozen ice castles from sand castle molds are easy to make and will inspire your kids to re-create scenes from what, I’m sure, has become a favorite movie. If your kids love ice play they also might enjoy this colored ice activity activity bin also. Ice play is such a great sensory activity for children.

My kids loved playing with their Frozen ice castles. I thought they would play with it until it melted entirely away. Instead, they melted it halfway during play and then quickly threw them back in the freezer so that they wouldn’t melt away completely. The great thing about this activity, however, is that these can easily be made over and over again for hours of imaginative play. Kids can come up with their own story lines and have loads of fun while doing it.



The instructions are simple. Fill up sand castle molds with water and stick them in the freezer. Remember that water expands when it freezes, so you WILL NOT want to fill up the castle to the brim. The other element I added was making ice in a large jelly roll pan. I filled it up about half way so that I would have a fun frozen base to my castles. I froze these overnight so I could set up a surprise castle scene in the morning. The castles do not have a flat top, so you will want to prop up the castle in the freezer carefully. My castles did not freeze with a flat bottom, and it didn’t make any difference in the world. They were out of Elsa figurines at the store, so I settled with two Anna ones. The girls were perfectly happy with two Anna dolls and played well. My son wanted in the action too. I wish I had found an Olaf figurine because he really does believe he IS the “funny snowman.” As you can see in the pictures below, he settled happily on having Robin invade the scene. This activity kept my kids engage in creative play for quite some time.

I hope you have been inspired to create your own DIY Frozen ice castles. For more ice play, check out ice painting with popsicles, dinosaur breakout game, ice color mixing, and learn how to lift ice cubes with a string.