Budget101 Discussion List Archives Kids / Children How to Build a Rainbow Igloo

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      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.

      how to build a rainbow igloo

      Next, clear an area to start building your igloo.

      How to build a rainbow igloo

      add the first layer of bricks and apply a layer of sticky snow (spritz with water if needed!)

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      Repeat, repeat, repeat

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      a view from the inside!

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      Looking up…

      How to build a rainbow igloo

      A view of the outside at night

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      From the outside looking in….

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      The rainbow igloo was so visually striking once it was completed a local news showed up to do a feature on it.

      You can read the full story at the Global Edmonton and see many more construction photos here. We’re pretty sure Kathleen is basically required to marry this guy now. (via reddit)

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      Liss
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      Wow, that came out really amazing!!! If you want to build an igloo but you’re not quite up to the challenge of the one above, you could also build a pallet igloo like this one

      or you could build a traditional igloo like this one:

      See it on Amazon

       

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Budget101 Discussion List Archives Kids / Children How to Build a Rainbow Igloo