Can I freeze paper in a block of ice?

I know this is kind of a dumb question (and I will probably have to try it to find out) but I'm doing this art project in which I would like to freeze folded paper (origami of sorts) inside of ice.... Can I do that without the paper like, being destroyed in the process? So far I have frozen about a third of water in a cube container, and I am planning to just place the paper on top and add more water to get it to freeze nicely in the middle... I want the folded paper to stay the way I set it... Will this work? Can anyone think of a better way I can do this? Thanks!

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago
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    The main problem would be how to surround the origami with water that will eventually freeze. If you just put the origami in a jar of water and try to freeze it, the origami will be spoiled. I can think of a way to do it though - you could spray some water on the finished origami and put it in the freezer. Then keep repeating until it has a nice layer of ice around it. Then, you could drop it into a small container of almost frozen water (and hopefully the ice on the origami won't melt). Then, you could drop that into a larger container and keep repeating until it's the right size you want.

  • 9 years ago

    Sounds deadly! it should work depending on the weight of the paper you're using and how fast it freezes! Don't let it melt though!

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