This shows how to create a teardrop of ice. We're having an ice and art event at a local lake in Minneapolis and we're freezing water in anything that we can. Some things work, some things don't. Water becoming a solid is a beautiful thing!
Step 1: Materials
What you'll need
- twine I use twine because it rough texture has great holding power when its frozen)
- balloons These are 12" round "Party" balloons. You need round balloons to get the proper teardrop shape. The seem thicker and stretchier than most of the balloons I tried
Step 2: Adding washers ( anchors)
The washers are tied to the twine to give the weight and as an anchor for the ice to freeze around. Pull off of the end of the twine from the spool but don't cut it yet. I tied a simple square knot onto the washer.
Step 3: Dropping the twine into the balloon
This takes a little bit of work. You want to work the washer and twine down the neck of the balloon so that when you hold the end of the balloon the washer hangs in the center ( stomach?) of the balloon.
Step 4: Twine sitting inside the balloon.
Now the washer should be free inside the balloon - it should feel loose.
Step 5: Cut the string!
Now strip off an arms length (or more depending what you intend to tie the twine to outside. I used a clothes line pole) and cut it.
Step 6: Filling the balloon with water
I got a balloon filler I could attach to the threaded laundry-room faucet I have in the basement. I got the cool green plastic spout by buying a pack of water bomb balloons. I got mine in the toy section of my local pharmacy.