What fun! Have you seen that image of these Crystal balls of color floating around the internet? I've decided to make some myself. There was no recipe to follow so I figured it out. You may need some gloves to wear. Unless you know how to wash off food coloring from your hands. ;-)
As the balloon fills with water it will get heavy so be ready to hold it in a bowl or something underneath it. Keep your fingers at the opening of the balloon in case it pops off the faucet and make a mess.
Now for the food coloring. You'll need some assistance. As the balloon is resting in a bowl, hold the opening part high up so the water doesn't gush out. Have your helper's finger open one side of the mouth while you hold the other. Squirt in a bit of food coloring. I couldn't keep track of how many drops it required but the more you use the darker and richer the color will be. Give it a real good long squirt. Try to pinch the neck to bring down some of the color. Yes you'll be spilling color water out of the mouth, some.
Tie the balloon. Then wiggle the balloon in your hands gently to mix the water. Dry the balloon.
Set your balloons outside in the snow. Depending on how cold it is it may take a few days for it to completely freeze solid. I checked mine at 3 days but it wasn't solid so half of it spilled out. But that's ok because it turned out to be a half dome shell. A light pink though because I didn't use enough coloring.
Peel the balloon so you can see how it looks. Try not to pick it up just yet. Wiggle to see any water movement. If not, then you can have fun and move it to where you want around your house. Take pictures and share with your friends!
I'm sharing this with you because not only is this experiment fun, but I love how my photos came out, edited and all.
Comment if you've tried this fun experiment and tag #katphotomagic in your pictures on INSTAGRAM so I can see!
My philosophy is that photography should lighten up the heart and the eyes with vibrant color, light and majesty as memories flood back into the mind and soul. No cringing allowed. Only magic! I'm a stay at home mom of our little girl! Photo retouching and restoration have always been my passion since the 1990's. When I'm not retouching I take care of my little girl, my husband, follow God and spend time with His people. All while listening to music all the time. ;-) I also enjoy playing the piano, learning to sew, eat Thai food, lifting weights, singing hymns and trying to make my house a home. Read more...