How to Make Frozen Bubbles in Winter Cold Weather
Frozen bubbles are one of the joys of the otherwise dark winter season. What do you do when you have a thirteen-year-old at home with no school due to super arctic freezing weather? Play bubbles in the front lawn veggie garden of course. It is a good way to bring some wellness into your day.
Try it yourself. Throw on the coats and stir up some bubble mix to see what happens when you blow bubbles in freezing weather.
Frozen Bubble Recipe
- 1/4 cup natural dish detergent
- 1 cup water
- 1 teaspoon glycerin
Mix all ingredients together in a resealable container like a ball jar.
Instructions for blowing frozen bubbles –
- When the weather is below 30°F or -1°C, go outside with your bubble mix and a bubble wand with a circle on the end
- Make sure your bubble mixture is shaken well and cool
- Stand where it is very cold and also protected from harsh wind
- Blow bubbles very gently through the bubble wand. Catch them with your wand or let them land on cold surfaces, then wait for the freeze
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My daughter and I were more than fascinated with the frozen bubble results, particularly the way the bubble disintegrated into a stripped-down bubble at the very end. Watching the bubble freeze and crack open like an egg was amazing too.
If you are going to have weathered with a wind chill that supersedes 0 degrees, you might as well have a little fun, right? Stay warm out there peeps – happy bubble blowing!
Looks like fun!!
I’m thinking that temp must be factoring in the wind chill factor…from what I read, the record low in Chicago was -12 degrees back in 1942. I do love the idea of blowing bubbles and watching them freeze, though. How fun! 🙂
Yes! It factors in windchill. I think we had -15 with -40 and -45 windchill. 🙂