Ice Globes


It has been cold with a capital “C” here the past few days. Nothing to do but stay inside. I remembered seeing a cool idea on, you guessed it, Pinterest last summer. It was for frozen water balloons…

Ok these ones  in the above post were too tiny, I had some regular sized balloons that I found in my junk drawer (don’t judge, you know you have a junk drawer).

here is what I did!

Get some food coloring, and some balloons and a faucet that you can stick a balloon onto

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put some food coloring into the balloon, a may have over did it, but more color the better right!

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The only faucet I had to accommodate a balloon was my bathroom sink, and it barely worked.

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Hold on tight…the water will go everywhere if you don’t!

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I did not take any pictures of a full balloon, but just tie it up…you can do it.

It does get a lil messy, it cleans up though. You could put rags down if you are worried.

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The bathtub works as a good pen to keep them all in line

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and since mother nature has the heater turned off, I have the natural outdoor freezer. Some people told me that they used their deep freeze, use what you have.

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I brought mine outside VERY carefully, 2 at a time. It was a chore.

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None popped when I was placing them. I went to check on them a half an hour later though ans 2 had explided!…just have pretty snow now 🙂

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this is about 5 hours later, still liquid in there, so we will wait it out over night, and see how they are tomorrow.

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I will update, don’t worry!

Ok, I’m back…and look what I found out in the yard this morning! The water froze and expanded, and the ballons were all torn.

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This is what was underneath…it is still a lil messy. even though it was colder than cold, not all of the water froze. so to remove the balloons do not wear your best clothes.

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My driveway is lined with happiness!

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About Alaskan at heart

I'm new to blogging, I am not sure why I wanted to start, I just did. I have done a lot in my life so far, and love to learn. I try new things all of the time, and love to teach myself as well. My passion is the great outdoors, I love being with nature. I hope that this blog can be funny, insightful, and full of knowledge. I am a Pinterest addict, I love all of the ideas I get from that wonderful site. I try a lot of things from there so there will be many Pinterest updates from me. That is me in a nutshell right now.

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