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Ice Candles

Reminder to only use rubber-based, biodegradeable balloons and to pickup any little pieces that may escape when you burst them open so little animals don’t try to eat them. Never leave mylar or rubber behind. Here is some info on balloons. Other reusable containers, like ice cream pails, will work too. Those don’t expand like rubber, so use warm water or a sharp tap to free your creation! 

SnowPeople

Here is handy trick for making a snowperson if you don’t have the sticky, wet stuff that can be rolled bigger and bigger into a ball. This method can help you make a sculpture out of just about any snow.  Its secret is the special powers of snow itself. When you move snow around and pile it, and add a little time or pressure, snow becomes hard like concrete but as carvable as clay. Its like making a new material! You can make chairs, sculptures, anything you want. Experiment and have fun! 

**Note: make sure to cut open the bottom of the bag first or you’ll end up with just a heavy bag of snow. Thick plastic work best. 🙂 

A local group is offering prizes for the best Snowman! It is free to enter, and snowman photographs can be submitted to the contest’s Facebook group or by sending an email with an attached photo to lastsnowmanwinnipeg[a]gmail.com.

 

Check out their contest poster: 

LastSnowmanContestPoster

Quinzhee

Brrr. Cold out there. Why not make a shelter? Be your own snowchitect. Spend some time in quiet and ice crystal warm quinzhee. 

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There is so much you can make with snow. Share your ideas! 

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