Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Frozen Marbles

A few weeks back I got an idea off of Pinterest to try.  The method is to fill balloons with food coloring and water and  put them outside to freeze. After the water has frozen, cut the balloon off the frozen ball the end result is a big frozen marble. With our temperatures dipping well below zero, we have the perfect conditions for freezing some water balloons!




Tanner spent a good portion of the day running to the window to look at his balloons. "Balloons Freeze?"
It took us two days, from the time we filled the balloons to the time we actually made it outside to check on them. Brandon has been replacing the flooring in the kitchen and was having a hard time finishing up before lunch and nap time. Today he made it happen.

With the temperature hovering around -30F around 11:00am, we started peeling the balloons off of the frozen balls outside but ended up finishing inside.
 



Finishing up inside.
Our frozen marbles minus the one I dropped and broke.


Tanner had fun with the whole process.  He kept trying to pick them up and move them around.

I'm not really sure what we'll do with them now.  Look at them out the window and then leave them for the next homeowner to stare at.  Or maybe we'll have fun crushing them or see how far we can all throw them out into the yard.

4 Comments:

At November 28, 2012 at 3:57 PM , Blogger SJT said...

Awesome! I have been wanting to do these. Sounds like a good project for tomorrow afternoon. :)

 
At November 28, 2012 at 9:58 PM , Blogger Florence said...

So fun! Save one to melt on your last night in AK, kinda like our martini glasses from Chena!

 
At November 28, 2012 at 10:06 PM , Blogger Brandi Shope said...

That is definitely an option!

 
At November 28, 2012 at 10:07 PM , Blogger Brandi Shope said...

Yes, do it and take pics!

 

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