Or, how to enjoy temperatures in the single digits.
I saw the weather forecast for tonight, a low of 10, and got excited for one reason – frozen bubbles.
When our first wave of frigid weather arrived last month, I saw a post on Facebook with photos of frozen bubbles. The thought of freezing bubbles had never occurred to me before. I wanted to try it. My first few attempts resulted in a lot of popped bubbles and cold fingers. But, the weather persisted and so did I.
Even if you don’t plan to take any photos, give it a try.
I found that the best bubble recipe was one half bubble mix and one half corn syrup. Yes, it’s a sticky mess.
(I also tried it with glycerin but the corn syrup works better. )
It’s fun to blow the bubbles into the air, watch them burst and fall like lace to the ground.
I prefer watching the crystals grow. To do this, let the bubble hang off the wand or blow the bubbles onto a surface. When there is a little build up of bubble mix on the surface, the bubbles are more likely to stay intact. Wind is the enemy. I looked for protected places or made a wind block with the kids’ sleds.
After I’d been out for a little while, the bubble solution turned to slush. This resulted in bubbles like the one at the top of the post with the ice swirling around and growing.