Ice Gems





Introduction: Ice Gems

An awesome water filled, ice encased sphere.

Step 1: Material

all you need is a regular balloon (not a water balloon) and food color (optional)

Step 2: Add Water

fill the balloon with water (not too big, but not too small). If you have food color add three drops.
-then tie it up

Step 3: Freeze

Freeze for about four hours depending on the size of the balloon.
-you can tell if it's done by tapping the top, if it is hard it's ready.

Step 4: Pop

take it out and poke the top with a toothpick until it pops

-though it looks solid the ice gem is actually filled with water,
if the water doesn't drain then poke the top with a toothpick and it will.

have fun



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99 Discussions

what you drop in it i didnt understand. only water and baloon or any chemical

can someone do it and put something next to it so we can see the size?

I not understand the ice not found with the time

Don't you feel like freezing it for forever?
Its soo darn pretty :)

I've made these a couple of times now, but mine don't look like that. The surface isn't as smooth and if I drain the water, I lose all the colour. It still looks neat, but I'd like to keep the colour.

Also, if I leave it for longer than 4-5 hours, the outside is clear and the center is solid food colouring, like an egg yolk.

Any advice? Is it the food colouring I'm using? :)

Wow! I really like it! It is interesting yet very simple!

Why take out the water?