Ice Gems

70,728

279

103

Intro: 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

Share

Recommendations

  • Audio Contest 2018

    Audio Contest 2018
  • Fix It! Contest

    Fix It! Contest
  • Halloween Contest 2018

    Halloween Contest 2018

103 Discussions

0
None
mgoings1

7 years ago on Step 4

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

1 reply
0
None
winneremerald12

4 weeks ago

This is so great, I will definitely try it!

0
None
IdrisI2

2 years ago

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

0
None
lexflex

7 years ago on Step 4

I not understand the ice not found with the time

0
None
LindsayFester

7 years ago on Step 4

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? :)

0
None
happyjo

7 years ago on Introduction

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