Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Frozen Water Balloons With Food Colouring

Freezing water balloon used to be a hobby of mine as a kid. Er, I would secretly lob them out of car windows, too. 

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  1. Is it hard to get the balloon off after its frozen..my 9 yr old daughter wants to do this for Xmas in red and green..

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    1. From my experience of throwing frozen water balloons at people as a child (sorry) they come off like a dream, you may find a few burst in the freezer, keep them enclosed in a box or something.

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    2. Awesome and I am going to surprise my girls with those when they come home from school!Thank you!

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    3. No probs, hope they like it

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    4. How do you fill the balloons? I poured water into a balloon and it didn't expand.

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    5. stretch mouth of balloon over the tap

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  2. hiya Joanna - how much food colour do you add to get it to look like that? also...did you just leave it out in the cold? I'm new to Calgary - snow is a novelty to me! so i have no idea! thanks!

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    1. Hi Alena, these aren't mine unfortunately but there might be more info in the link. I don't think you'd need much food colouring it goes a long way. I used to freeze water balloons as a kid, in a freezer but a couple of them would burst.

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  3. I just left mine out in the back yard. The snow cushions them so they stay fairly round.

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    1. I tried this, but after getting the balloon off the ice ball, the frozen ball was clear, with a tennis ball size of coloring in the bottom of the ice ball. Don't know why it the color settles....Any ideas anyone?

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    2. someone has asked this before, hope this helps (maybe you could use water dyes, specially for the purpose?) http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20090130211022AAyvg1T

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  4. the food color that I had used pooled in the middle , then burst the frozen orb , I now read that my food color had glycol in it, it wouldnt freeze. I,ll have to find something else

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    1. how about filling them with fizzy drinks :)

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  5. Use koolaid, geniuses.

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