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