Ice candles


How to make ice candles, without exposing yourself to the cold:

You will need:

- An excitable child or two
- water
-bucket
-coke bottle
- something heavy

1. Wait until the outdoor temperature reaches minus 20 degrees or so.
2. Fill a bucket with water, put a plastic container like a cut-down coke bottle in the middle and put something heavy in it to weigh it down
3. Send a child outdoors with the bucket 
4. Leave the bucket outside overnight. (btw, let the kid come back indoors)
5. Next day, send the child outside to retrieve the bucket, the water is now a frozen block of ice
6. Remove the block of ice from the bucket by running the bucket under a warm tap
7. Pour boiling water into the plastic container to release it from the block of ice. 
8. Voila!  You've got an ice candle
9. Put some tea lights in there and send the child outside to place the ice candle in your back yard.  (PS. Don't worry, the child won't see through your ingenious and selfish attempt to stay warm. They will be excited enough about what they've made)







One Response so far.

  1. There is something ethereal about these ice candles. I have to have one for my nighttime garden.
    - excitable child - check (I have many of those)
    - water - check
    - bucket - check
    - softdrink bottle - check
    - something heavy -check
    1. Wait until outdoor temperature reaches minus 20 degrees - hmmm, I could be waiting a while.

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