Yesterday Mom was freezing balloons full of water to make ice candles so I decided to try a experiment. I took two water balloons and filled one up with hot water and the other with cold water and then put them in the freezer overnight. I had hoped that one ball would be clearer then the other. The experiment did not work how I wanted to though. When I removed the balloons from around the ice they looked very much alike. They were also frozen through so Mom could not put candles in them, then I had a idea.
I recently had a science experiment where I put salt on ice and the salt melted part of the ice. So I put some food coloring on top of the ice balls and then added salt. They were easy to make and looked like a ice dragon’s eggs. If you want to make some you will need:
- Balloons, any type (I used water balloon size)
- Food coloring, liquid or solid (“icing colors”), any colors
- A plastic knife if using solid food coloring
- Fill up balloons with water until desired size.
- Place in the freezer or outside (when weather is below freezing) overnight or longer until frozen through.
- Over a sink cut the balloons and peel the balloon pieces off the ice.
- If using liquid food coloring carefully drip desired colors around the top of the ice egg. (I think this will work)
- If using solid food coloring spread desired colors around the top of the ice egg with a plastic knife.
- Sprinkle salt on top of the ice egg.
- Let sit for a few minutes then put outside if cold enough or in the freezer on a pan and enjoy them.