Frozen Bubbles

 - by KitchenPantryScientist

Soap bubbles are made up of two layers of soap with a thin layer of water sandwiched between them. It’s fun to watch the beautiful crystal patterns that form in the water layer when bubbles freeze on a very cold day. Adding sugar and corn syrup to the soap stabilizes bubbles so that they won’t pop before they freeze. (Bubble recipe below video.)

To make frozen bubble solution:

  1. Dissolve 2 Tablespoons of sugar in I cup very warm water
  2. Stir in 2.5 Tablespoons of corn syrup.
  3. Add 2.5 Tablespoons of dish soap (Blue Dawn works well.)
  4. Mix well.

Find a spot out of the wind. Use a straw to blow a bubble on a smooth plate. Alternately fill a container with a narrow mouth, like a bubble solution bottle, with the mixture above and use a straw to blow a bubble right on top of the bottle.

If it’s below zero degrees Fahrenheit, the bubble will start freezing within seconds.

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