Monday, January 19, 2015

Snow Block Construction - One More Igloo



Warmer temperatures, and the remains of melting snow drifts in our yard, made the conditions perfect...


...for getting outside for a little more architectural exploration.  I gave the girls small plastic storage boxes to use to form blocks from the icy snow...


...for constructing...


...arches...


...and castle walls...


...and an igloo (of course).


It turns out...


...building an igloo...


...out of snow...


...is much easier, than using Styrofoam blocks.


And although it was too small to allow for the girls to build it from the inside in proper fashion...


...it turned out to be stable enough to allow for a door to be hollowed out by hand, without hurting the structural integrity.


By the time they were finishing up the igloo...


...by filling in the chinks with snow...


...a cold wind had picked up, and the sun was beginning to set.  Before we called it a day, I placed a low-heat, LED inside the igloo ...


...so they could continue to enjoy their creation from inside...


...where it was warm.


5 comments:

Ticia said...

I like the idea of inside, where it's warm.

Karin Huber said...

I love the glow-in-the-dark-version! It looks a bit like it could occupy some Aliens. :)

Bethany said...

Great idea with the light! How fun!

maryanne @ mama smiles said...


Love the LED light idea. Their igloo looks great!

sunflowerous said...

What a great igloo! Love the light inside :)