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Outdoor Activities for Children

Large soap bubble reads: Frozen Bubbles

You will need:

  • A cold evening with no wind – the temperature needs to be below freezing (the colder, the better!)
  • Bubble solution - 1/4 cup liquid Joy or Dawn dishwashing detergent, 3/4 cup water, 1 tablespoons light corn syrup
  • Bubble wand or straw
  • What to Do:

  • Mix up the bubble solution and put it in the refrigerator until it is cold. You may want to put it in the freezer to get it really cold. Just don’t let it freeze.
  • Take the bubble solution and wand outside.
  • Now there are several things you can try:
  • Blow a bubble and catch it on the wand. Let the bubble sit on the wand until it freezes.
  • If it’s really cold, you can try blowing bubbles into the air and see if they freeze before they hit the ground.
  • If you are blowing bubbles using a straw, your breath may be caught in the bubble, making it look foggy inside. Even if your breath is too warm to allow the bubble to freeze, when it pops, your breath will be released into the air.
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