Recipe: How to freeze homemade bubbles with your kids in these frigid temperatures

Cold snap recipe: Homemade frozen bubbles
Cold snap recipe: Homemade frozen bubbles
Posted at 8:14 AM, Jan 03, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-03 09:40:35-05

Videos of beautiful freezing bubbles have been popping up on the internet in this sub-freezing weather pattern, and here's how you can get in on the fun.

I tested the standard, pre-mixed bubble solution you buy at the store and found that they don't get as big or hold long enough to freeze. Some brands may work, but I didn't have much luck on Tuesday.

That's why I made up a quick, homemade recipe that you can use instead. It produces good bubbles that my daughter and I saw freeze before our eyes.

You need:

  • 3 cups water
  • 1 cup Dawn dish soap
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup

Mix up the ingredients, and put some of the solution in a bowl. Use a straw to blow into the mixture and create bubbles.

As long as the wind doesn't pop your bubbles, you'll notice that the bubbles start to look cloudy in appearance very quickly. Depending on the temperature, it can take from a few seconds to a minute to happen. 

Try it for yourself and post a photo of the results on the WCPO Facebook page!