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Ice Balloon Sculptures
Beautiful ice bowl.
Beautiful ice bowl.

If you are looking for some cold weather fun, you can try this fun activity. Last night my kids filled a bunch of balloons with water and left them in the front yard to freeze overnight.

Fill your balloons and leave them out to freeze.
Fill your balloons and leave them out to freeze.

It’s not cold enough yet for them to freeze all the way through, but we got some really interesting bowls and domes.

As it gets colder, the balloons will probably freeze all the way through overnight. So you may have to catch the weather just right to get these beauties.

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Andrew Terranova is an electrical engineer, writer and author of How Things Are Made: From Automobiles to Zippers. Andrew is also an electronics and robotics enthusiast and has created and curated robotics exhibits for the Children's Museum of Somerset County, NJ and taught robotics classes for the Kaleidoscope Enrichment in Blairstown, NJ and for a public primary school. Andrew is always looking for ways to engage makers and educators.

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