- December 17, 2019 at 5:50 am #579569
This amazing project is the result of a completely amazing, creative mom (Brigid Burton) who wanted to keep her daughters boyfriend occupied during a winter visit in New Zealand. The temperatures would dip to -25 °F (-31 °C), so she began collecting and filling paper cartons with colored water and setting them outside to form translucent ice bricks.
Brigid’s daughter Kathleen Starrie and boyfriend Daniel Gray, an engineering student totally accepted the challenge that mom presented and with the help of additional family and neighbors the team spent nearly 150 hours fitting the 500 ice bricks into place.
How to Build a Rainbow Igloo
First, collect a bunch of cartoons, milk, almond milk, soy milk, orange juice, etc. Rinse them out then fill each of them with colored water and place them outside to freeze.
Next, clear an area to start building your igloo.
add the first layer of bricks and apply a layer of sticky snow (spritz with water if needed!)
Repeat, repeat, repeat
a view from the inside!
A view of the outside at night
From the outside looking in….
The rainbow igloo was so visually striking once it was completed a local news showed up to do a feature on it.
- December 17, 2019 at 7:06 am #579580
- October 13, 2020 at 10:16 am #592698
Wow that looks so good! I’m definitely gonna try to make it this winter with my kids.
Though I’m curious how you destroy it? I mean did you wait for warm weather to melt it or break it by yourself?
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