This icy hand will give your guests a start!
- Pair of powder-free surgical gloves*
- Water, juice, or soda
- Razor blade
- Dry ice** (optional)
Wash the inside of a surgical glove and fill it with water or other liquid. Tie a knot or rubber band at the top. Freeze until solid. Carefully cut slits down the fingers and hand with a razor blade. Peel away the glove, being careful not to break off the fingers. Float the hand in very cold punch or put it wherever your imagination takes it. For an extra spooky effect, put dry ice in the punch, but be sure not to serve the dry ice.
* You may want to purchase latex-free gloves since many people are allergic to latex.
**CAUTION: Dry ice should only be handled by adults, and adults should be present at all times!
Dry ice needs to be handled with caution, because it is about 70 degrees Fahrenheit below zero. Always use gloves to handle it because you can get burned badly. Do not allow children to handle dry ice. A hammer is useful to break the large pieces into smaller ones.
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