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- An old towel
- 3 large paint cans
- A bowl of warm water
- A hill to sled down
- Dip the old towel in the bucket of water until it is completely wet.
- Lay the towel flat on the ground outside.
- Set the paint cans adjacently near one end of the towel, and fold the end of the towel over the cans to create a curve when the towel freezes.
- Leave the towel until it is frozen solid. Slide the cans out from the towel. Lean the towel-sled against a wall and pour the second bucket of water onto the bottom of the sled to make it slick. Leave it out for a while longer, overnight if you would like.
- Find a good snowy hill and head down on your sled!
- Make sure the sidewalk is cleared of snow to make the under-surface more smooth.
- Your sidewalk will have a patch of ice after dumping the last layers of water over the sled. You may want to do this last step somewhere away from your sidewalk.