Ice Carving

Ice Carving craft

Why wait for a big snowstorm or winter freeze to carve an ice sculpture? Create one any day with Crayola® Model Magic® -- it won't ever melt!

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    European chefs have been carving ice sculptures for hundreds of years to decorate their tables. In the 1920s, a bunch of Dartmouth College students built snow sculptures. Now there are winter carnivals all over the Northern Hemisphere. Snow and ice sculpture competitions are a big part of the festivities.

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    Draw your ice sculpture design with Crayola Erasaable Colored Pencils. Keep the design simple and balanced. Maybe you could make a maple leaf from the Canadian flag, a sled dog, penguin, or an ice castle?

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    Knead or roll out white Crayola Model Magic. You can mold your sculpture by hand (more like a snow sculpture) or cut it out with plastic dinnerware (more like ice carving).

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    Construct a platform for your sculpture with Model Magic. Use wooden toothpicks to hold pieces in place if needed. Secure your sculpture in place with Crayola School Glue. Air dry at least overnight.

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    If you want your ice carving to have the shiny look of ice, give it a glaze. Cover your art area with newspaper. Mix equal amounts of glue and water. Cover your sculpture with the glue mixture using a Crayola Paint Brush. Air dry.