Because we've been stuck in the most horrible winter of our lives (and I lived in Fairbanks, AK for three years, people) we had to try to find some ways to make this not such a miserable experience.
We've found that there are people who actually live here by choice, can you imagine?
We took a bunch of balloons and filled them with water and food coloring and set them outside to freeze.
We checked them after about three hours. I poked one and the balloon shattered and the partially frozen insides splattered all over the porch.
Three hours is not enough.
We left them outside overnight and checked them again in the morning.
Voila! Once you tear the balloon off, you have a giant frozen marble!
They will actually stick to your hand, so wear gloves.
They'll stick to your gloves but that's okay.