Think back to when you were a kid playing in the snow, what did you make?
You most likely made snow angels, a three-tiered snowman with a carrot nose or had a contest to see who could build the best igloo.
And when it comes to first place, this family in Chicago surely takes first prize for their igloo making skills.
According to Fox 32 Chicago, Antony, Tansri, Jasmine, and Joshua have officially upped the ante when it comes to snow building activities, considering their backyard igloo is not only made with just snow, but water balloons too!
That’s right, the proof is in the photos thanks to Tansri Bratakusumo who posted pictures of her family’s igloo making skills on Facebook.
The igloo, which took about two weeks off-and-on to finish, was made up of balls of colored ice that were filled with dyed water and later, left out to freeze according to Fox 32 Chicago.
Now how creative is that?
Antony Wood, who was one of the participants that helped create the igloo mentioned that the very first step to create their masterpiece was to fill 12-inch balloons with food coloring, he explained to Fox 32 Chicago.
Antony also told Fox 32 Chicago that the same balloons were then left outside in temperatures that were in the teens or below freezing.
Once the ice was frozen, the family removed the balloons and started building, while using snow mixed with water to create more of a slushy consistency, Antony said to Fox 32 Chicago.
After three rows were completed, Antony also told Fox 32 Chicago that he and his family began curving the walls to make the igloo silhouette first, and then shaped its tunnel second!
The finished igloo measured out to be 5’6″ high and 8 feet in diameter per Fox 32 Chicago, talk about an igloo to hide out in with your friends!
“You could fit two people lying down in it comfortably, and we have slept overnight in it,” said Antony Wood to FOX 32 Chicago.Antony Wood
From the collection of Tansri Bratakusumo’s photos online, it also looks like the family added lights, as one final finishing touch to their igloo.
And let’s just say that the finished look, is absolutely stunning to see!