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GlasgowLass Report 21 Jan 2013 12:21

As I am going to the shop, my 22yr old daughter asked if I could buy her some balloons.
What for?
She says that as it's sooooo cold and snowy outside, she wants to fill them with water with food colouring gel, and place them in the garden.
Once they have frozen solid, she will burst them, and have some lovely coloured balls to look at in the whiteout!
Am I daft to indulge her ?


ButtercupFields Report 21 Jan 2013 12:25

How wonderfully imaginative of your daughter, Anne! Please buy her as many balloons as you can! :-D


Guinevere Report 21 Jan 2013 12:26

Not in the least. It's spreading like wildfire on facebook.


PollyinBrum Report 21 Jan 2013 12:32

WOW what a fantastic idea, they would be wonderful for a childrens' birthday party.


GlasgowLass Report 21 Jan 2013 12:35

FB and Twitter....that's it!
She is a Social Networking Geek, currently doing a Masters Degree in Social Media!


Mauatthecoast Report 21 Jan 2013 12:44

I like it :-D :-D


AnninGlos Report 21 Jan 2013 12:54

yes I saw that on facebook and thought it a good idea.


Wend Report 21 Jan 2013 13:05

One of my FB friends tried this and, after leaving the balloons half buried in snow for 24 hours, it hadn't worked. She also said it was a much messier business filling them than she thought it would be.

She thinks it might be intended for North American winters of -20 degrees.


Mersey Report 21 Jan 2013 13:09

I think thats a lovley idea.....Indulge her why not :-D :-D :-D

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♥†۩ Carol Paine ۩†♥ Report 21 Jan 2013 13:30

I did this for the water play tray when I was working with the Under 5's', but on the snow sounds good.

Not just balloon's, ice cube trays,plastic containers & if you should have a jelly mould wow. ( I froze mine in my chest freezer)


GlasgowLass Report 21 Jan 2013 14:26

Wend.... this is Glasgow!
Temp has been in the minuses every night for the last week.
I went to the cemetery yesterday to put down fresh flowers on a couple of graves.
Removing the dead and withered ones from the containers i found that the water in them had frozen solid.
All the stems from the dead flowers were encased in massive ice tubes!