Friday, December 28, 2012

Pinterest Fail - Balloon Ice Balls

I saw this on Pinterest originating from Homestead and Survival (the actual link page no longer exists, hmmm) and thought it would be fun to try. It simply says to fill balloons with water and food coloring and put them outside to freeze in the winter. Then you remove the balloon and get pretty colored ice balls for a fun outdoor winter decor. NOT!

I filled one balloon with food coloring (FIRST) and water and set it outside to freeze. Mind you I live in Utah and the weather has been quite wintery this year. We got a lot of snow and cold and after a few days it seemed to have frozen. As you can see in the picture above though, it will have a bubble so I tried to turn it over and POP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Only about 1/4 of the water had frozen. I barely touched it and it burst! Red water everywhere and some serious disappointment that this did not work and a big mess. Where do these people live that it froze all the way through!? Okay so AFTER that week it got quite cold and had been below freezing temps for weeks but I have no desire to try again. Besides, it's not often that it gets THAT cold here. Pinterest FAIL!

Back dated to actual time that photo was taken.

1 comment:

  1. Gee. What a mess! How did I miss this experiment, by the way? I NEVER saw those silly balloons!