I did this several years ago for TV.
It was one of the most fun nights I’ve ever been at work.
Pretty much we rushed to write the newscast and then we ran outside to attempt our ‘science’ project.
Now we did it as a family.
The kids loved it, but I have to admit I was having even more fun than they were.
After Two Hours!!
1.5 cups of water
1/4 cup of Dawn Ultra (this works the best. Don’t skimp)
1 teaspoon glycerine (buy this in a craft store. Target and Walmart may also have it.)
**Note: Your temperature should be below zero – preferably below -5.
**These are called Bouncing Bubbles. You can actually hold them in your gloved hand on a normal day (check out the pic of summer bubbles in my hand here). Sometimes they bounce. But they’re perfect for making bubbles because they are sure to hang around for awhile. Some of the store-bought bubbles are mainly water and pop really easily.
Touching the frozen bubble. After an hour, it breaks like an egg shell.
We also threw boiling water into the air – to ‘make snow’. It turns to steam right away.
Another note. I now live in the Minneapolis Metro. Our temperature was -24 degrees yesterday. (<–That’s my husband’s dash cam). I think it had ‘warmed’ to -21 when we were freezing these particular bubbles. So make sure to do this on a very, VERY cold day.