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Freezing bubble solution
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Frozen Bubbles

How to freeze bubbles outside! Make THE BEST frozen bubbles with this homemade bubble solution. Look at how beautiful these bubbles are!

Equipment

  • Paper or plastic straws
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • 16 oz mason jar with a fitted lid
  • Spoon

Ingredients

  • 1 cup warm tap water
  • 1 tablespoons Karo corn syrup
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable glycerin
  • 3 tablespoons dish soap

Instructions

  • Measure your ingredients and add the warm water, corn syrup, sugar, and vegetable glycerin to your mason jar.
    Materials
  • With a spoon, stir until everything is mixed into the water well and the sugar has dissolved. Your mixture should be yellow.
    Yellow solution
  • Add the dish soap to the water/sugar concoction, and GENTLY stir just enough to incorporate the dish soap. Save all the bubble action for blowing!
    Supplies
  • Place the lid on your bubble solution and put it in the refrigerator for at least one hour. You want the bubble solution to be cold so that they are that much closer to freezing when you are ready to head outside. This will help them freeze more quickly and have less chance of popping. Even the slightest breeze will pop them! 
    Frozen Bubble Solution
  • When you’re bundled up and ready to head out for some fun, bring your straw. You will use the straw as your bubble dipping wand. Dip your straw an inch or deeper into the bubble solution, and GENTLY blow the bubble onto a cold surface. Depending on how cold it is outside, it can take up to a whole minute before the bubbles freeze.
    Freezing bubble solution

Notes

Helpful Tips:
1. Prepare the solution on the night before you plan to use the bubble solution. This allows for the bubble solution to chill which will be very helpful when it comes time to blow them in the freezing temperatures outside.
2. For frozen bubbles to properly form, it is important that the temperatures outside are below freezing. I have found that this activity works BEST if the temperatures are 20 degrees F or below AND there is no wind! Sometimes this weather combination can be rare, but I assure you, it IS worth the wait! If you do not plan to take pictures, you could blow them into a cardboard box to shelter the bubbles from the wind.
3. Sunshine verses shade will affect the outcome and time as well. When we did this experiment, it was 7 degrees F and sunny. Believe it or not, some of the bubbles still took a minute to freeze! We had good results in the sunshine and in the shade!