Minnesota Cold (Part 6) Sledding on a Frozen Towel

Minnesota Cold (Part 6) Sledding on a Frozen Towel

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Minnesota – It’s so cold that… you can freeze a towel and go sledding on it. Watch and subscribe all of the Minnesota Cold Weather Experiments: www.youtube.com/nziegler .


  • An old towel
  • 3 large paint cans
  • A bowl of warm water
  • A hill to sled down


  1. Dip the old towel in the bucket of water until it is completely wet.
  2. Lay the towel flat on the ground outside.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Find a good snowy hill and head down on your sled!

Helpful Hints:

  • 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.

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