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Sunday, January 21, 2018

Freezing Bubbles

With the cold temperatures we have been having, I thought it would be fun to try to freeze some bubbles.  I had seen this on Facebook, but had never had a chance to try it before.

The temperature has to be below 32 degrees to try this experiment out.  We actually had one morning this week that it was only 5! That has to be some sort of record for SW Arkansas.

Homemade bubbles are supposed to work best.  The recipe we used was:

3 cups Water

1 cup of dish soap ( I read Dawn was supposed to work best but we used Gain and it was fine.)

1/2 cup light corn syrup (some recipes use glycerin instead)

You need to try it on a day that is not windy or in a place that is protected from the wind.  We went into our shop building because it was very windy on the day we tried this experiment.

All you need to do is blow some bubbles, and wait a few seconds to a few minutes depending on the temperature. We blew some and caught them on the wand but the ones we let gently fall to the concrete floor worked the best.

In only a minute or two we could see the bubble starting to freeze!

It was a really cook experiment!  We only lasted out there a little while though before we started to freeze too!

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