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   xoxoxoBruce  Wednesday Feb 4 01:26 AM

Feb 4, 2009: Snow Lantern

No, not a Yukimi Gata, a lantern actually made of snow.
In honor of Sundae's snowfall, this could be a way to celebrate.

If the snow is right, you can make ring of snowballs, then add a second ring on top.



Ok now keep adding more rings until you have a little snowball igloo, then stick a lit candle inside.



Be sure the candle is centered, away from the snowball walls. A small candle doesn't give off that much heat.
And if the snow is too dry to make snowballs, add a little water.

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ZenGum  Wednesday Feb 4 06:00 AM

Cool. I'm off to do that right now! :p


Maybe if I were to use marshmallows...



Sundae  Wednesday Feb 4 06:46 AM

That's so cool Zen!
Apparently we're due more on Thursday (I have my doubts about whether it will reach us in our protected location though) so if I get any, I'll make one and take a pic.



Sheldonrs  Wednesday Feb 4 08:34 AM

Great balls...of fire!



sweetwater  Wednesday Feb 4 10:10 AM

Someone try that, then take pix of the inside walls after the candle has burned out. I'll wait.



Gravdigr  Wednesday Feb 4 11:05 AM

Please keep your candle away from my balls. Thank you.



Sheldonrs  Wednesday Feb 4 12:12 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Gravdigr View Post
Please keep your candle away from my balls. Thank you.
Since when are you shy about putting your balls near a flamer/




TheMercenary  Wednesday Feb 4 03:09 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by sweetwater View Post
Someone try that, then take pix of the inside walls after the candle has burned out. I'll wait.
Shouldn't be a problem. When we built survival snow caves in AK we put small candles on the inside. It made the ceiling glaze but never melted. The temp was definately warm on the inside. Even at +32 it nearly 60 degrees warmer than the -35 on the outside.


dar512  Wednesday Feb 4 06:02 PM

Make your own joke

That snow lantern. That's a ________.



HungLikeJesus  Wednesday Feb 4 06:30 PM

It looks to me like a pile of powdered donuts. Ummmm, donuts.



TheMercenary  Wednesday Feb 4 06:51 PM

Donut holes.



Shawnee123  Wednesday Feb 4 06:56 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by dar512 View Post
That;s no snow lantern! That's Chet's nuts roasting on an open fire!


Revised.


Antimatter  Thursday Feb 5 09:37 AM

I remember building similar snow lanterns as a kid. We left them open at the top, though, not the side. Never experienced any problems with melting snow on the inside, and anyway you could always just build a new one



Skylight  Thursday Feb 5 09:41 AM

it doesn't snow in my part of Australia..

i'll just have to chip it out of the freezer.. :/



Sundae  Thursday Feb 5 09:43 AM

I got in trouble for "stomping up and down stairs" and "opening and slamming doors" during my parents' unofficial nap time. FTR I slam no doors and I never stomp.

Anyway. Despite the family issues.

Here is my lantern. All ready for dusk.
I will take a pic of it then, in the hope that it's worth the grief I got



Cicero  Thursday Feb 5 02:43 PM

Neato.



Sheldonrs  Thursday Feb 5 02:50 PM

You glow girl!



Sundae  Thursday Feb 5 02:58 PM

Proper...



Sheldonrs  Thursday Feb 5 05:29 PM

Oooooooooooooooo....


Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh....



:-)



Clodfobble  Thursday Feb 5 10:34 PM

Bravo!



BigV  Friday Feb 6 02:30 AM

Well done Sundae Girl!

I have a similar picture. I must confess, I did not build the igloo, nor did I carve the troll on the outside, but I did put my zippo lighter inside and take a picture of the result. I'm quite happy with the result.



xoxoxoBruce  Friday Feb 6 05:53 AM

Excellent, Sundae.

V, you got a Zippo? Right on!



Sundae  Friday Feb 6 07:16 AM

V that is beautiful.
I'd show it to Dads - the artist in the family - but I know he'd say, "I've got too many jobs to do!"

Said artist is currently painting the kitchen



limey  Monday Feb 9 01:19 PM

Well done SG and BigV!



Cloud  Monday Feb 9 01:59 PM

it looks like a crocenbouche. You know--that desert made up of stacked creampuffs?



dar512  Tuesday Feb 10 03:25 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Cloud View Post
it looks like a crocenbouche. You know--that desert made up of stacked creampuffs?
There's a whole desert made from creampuffs? j/k

How different would Islam be if only they'd had ready access to creampuffs.


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