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Freezing Bubbles?!?!

Written by Jen Sill

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.

It worked.

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!!


1604149_10202189197604228_1560100499_oHere’s how: 

 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.



1552802_10202193224104888_373043509_nAnother 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.

About the author

Jen Sill

For nearly 15 years Jennifer spent her time clawing her way up the chain as a television producer and newsroom manager. She’s helped create and produce newscasts and talkshows. Just as she was realizing some of her professional goals, she decided to give it all up for a family. Although Jennifer has lived in Miami and L.A., she has always called Nebraska home. She always knew she wanted to raise her children in the Midwest.
Jennifer is now trying to find her way in a new world. She may be frenzied and frazzled sometimes, but she would not give up being a mom to her almost four year old and her almost two year old for anything.