Winter Fun: Make Frozen Bubbles
Brrr ... these bubbles are totally chill!
- Bubble solution:Buy it or use our recipe (see the "DO Note" below) and make your own.
- Several bubble wands:Buy them or bend and shape them out of hangers.
- Bubble blowers:You and your kid.
- Sub-zero temperatures:See, there's something positive about the weather dipping below 32 degrees!
- Gloves:Because frostbite blows (and not like a bubble).
- Hat:Because frostbite on your ears blows even more!
- Work with your child to make or buy bubble solution and wands. If you opt to make your solution, note that the longer it sits, the better the bubbles will be. So make it the day before. (If you're organized enough to plan ahead like that, we're definitely impressed.)
- Get your kid to grab his gloves and hat and head outside.
- Invite your child to blow bubbles (or blow 'em for him if he's too small).
- Help him catch the bubbles on the wands before they hit the ground and watch them freeze.
- Have your kid experiment with the frozen bubbles. Get him to poke them to see if they pop. Breathe on them to see if they thaw. Catch several on one wand and watch them crystallize together.
- Bubble Recipe:
6 cups water
4 cups liquid detergent
1 cup corn syrup (Karo, etc.)
Add a drop of food coloring to make rainbow bubbles!
Combine the ingredients in a bucket and allow them to sit in the open container for a day. The longer they stand, the better.