By MH Staff - Posted on 18th September 2013
Want to impress your guests? Carve an ice sculpture with help from Randy Finch, co-owner of Ice Sculptures Ltd
Buy a big bucket and fill it with distilled water, which will make clearer ice. Just make sure the bucket can fit in your freezer.
Remove the bucket from the freezer and let the ice sit at room temperature until it begins to melt. Don a pair of cotton gloves and place a wet towel on a large table. Slowly slide the block onto the towel. Still sticking? Pour cool water on top.
Sketch an outline on the ice using a waterproof pen ¬– this will make sure the colour won’t run and or fade.
Fit your drill with a five millimetre bit that’s at least 12cm long. Stencil a star on the side of the block. At one of the star’s points, plunge the drill 1.5cm into the ice. Repeat along the stencil line, making holes at regular intervals. With each pass of the drill, go 1.5cm deeper, stopping occasionally to wipe the bit.