How do you make an ice spider?

An ice spider forms in the frozen water of Clear Creek.

An ice spider forms in the frozen water of Clear Creek.

How do you make an ice spider? Easy; put a rock in shallow water and let it freeze overnight. The ice crystals will form into long, thin "legs" that radiate out from the rock. As the water freezes into ice, its shape is always determined by the crystalline structure, resulting in straight or angular forms. Nature imitates nature!

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