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In early January, when most East Coast residents in the USA were complaining about the frigid temperatures ushered in by the Polar Vortex, one family was having some fun - By using the unprecedented cold chill to build a gorgeous multi-colored igloo.
The idea for the family project began when eight-year-old Lexi and six-year-old Abby Trokhan saw an igloo made from used milk cartons. Given that the weather was expected to be frigid cold, they decided to convince their parents to help them build a real one with ice! Sure enough, their dad, Shawn, and mom, Eileen, agreed that it was a great idea for a family project.
The Old Tappan,New Jersey, family began by purchasing 200 cheap bread tins from a nearby Restaurant Depot. They then filled them colored water and placed them out to freeze. Then began the fun part - the construction of the igloo! To ensure that the structure was stable, the Trokhans placed two blocks at a time and cemented them with water and snow. Once the water and snow froze, two more were added and the process continued until the igloo was built. It took an entire day of hard work in subzero temperatures, but the gem igloo that measured 4.5 feet tall and about 8 feet in outer diameter, was well worth it - Especially because it created a family memory that none of the Trokhans will ever forget.