Mama Diaries

Friday, January 31, 2014

Frozen Bubbles

Due to the snowfall in Atlanta, Georgia, my kids have been out of school all week.  It's pathetic, really, but we're just going with the flow.

To keep themselves busy, my kids have devised an interesting game.  It's the "blow bubbles, watch them freeze, and pop" game.

Here's how it works:  You go outside in sub-freezing temperatures with a bubble wand and bubble solution.  You blow a bubble and let it sit on the wand.  Ice crystals form, hardening the bubble.  And then the bubble pops.  Loudly!

My kids amused themselves for at least an hour doing this.

If you ever find yourself bored in an Arctic blast, you may want to give it a try. Here's what it looks like:

53 comments:

  1. I'll have to try that with the kids. They'd love it!

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  2. I tried doing these one day, but it was too windy for the bubbles to sit on the wand. I plan to try it again sometime soon.

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    1. Wind would make it a little difficult for the bubbles to completely freeze.

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  3. What fun- and a great way to pass the time.

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    1. Too bad it doesn't get cold enough to do this at your place. Your kids would love it!

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  5. Oh my gosh, I wanna try, I wanna try. My turn, my turn.

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    1. Haha! It's a ton of fun. I hope you get to try it.

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  6. It never snows where I live...but your kids are so great for figuring this game out. I am so jealous of their fun.

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    1. You know, they do a lot of complaining about how bored they are, but they inevitably find something interesting like this to do.

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  7. It seems today if it snows the schools shut down, When I was a kid we had to go to school snow or now snow. Loved the snow bubble.

    Yvonne.

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    1. I agree, Yvonne - it's absolutely ridiculous. I remember the winter of 1977. I was six years old, and I walked to the bus stop by myself, in the snow, which was a considerable distance from my house. The snow was at least up to my waist, but I did it, and we still had school!

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  8. Oh, you can find a similar experiment over at my Facebook profile. I recently posted about some people who did something similar, but even more elaborate and interesting

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    1. If I have time, I'll take a look. I'd like to see what kind of other interesting things one can do with frozen bubbles.

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  9. My buddy Tracy Jo got one in forty below and it was amazing!!

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  10. Oh, that is too cool! I can hardly wait to give it a try myself. (ahem) For the grandchildren, of course.

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    1. Of course. I'm sure a respectable person like you would never try to make frozen bubbles for yourself! ;0)

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  11. It's not cold enough to do that here, but I wish I'd known about it when the children were young and we lived in Maryland.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. Bubbles seem like such a summer thing to do. I'm glad my kids think outside of the box!

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  12. I'm totally going to try this. We're set for another round of snow next week. Can't wait to give this a go.

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  13. That sounds like a lot of fun. Sadly, there's a lot of winter left.

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    1. The groundhog says there are six more weeks of winter left. Plenty of time for making frozen bubbles!

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  14. We're going to have to do this! Thanks. :) Have a great weekend!

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    1. Have fun and enjoy the rest of your weekend!

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  15. haha seems like a fun way to pass the time

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  16. sounds like a fun way for the kids to stay occupied.... for a while:-)

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  17. okay we will have to try that! and poor atlanta, they have nothing to deal with the snow and icy roads. and whent he sun comes out, the snow melts a little then refreezes! been there! this is the worst i've ever seen though.

    and here in cincy, we've had a ton of days off too, snow and cold days! should be a nice warmer weekend for all (then another polar blast, right?!) it's been a crazy winter!

    have a great weekend!

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    1. The kids were out of school the rest of the week. Crazy! And it ended up being almost 50 degrees on Friday. It certainly has been an unusual winter! Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

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  18. Looks fun. One of my dear friends is moving to Atlanta from Dubai in a few months. I'll ask her to try this over there during winter. :)

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    1. I was just catching up on previous posts and realized it doesn't always snow in Atlanta. Hope all goes well with all the snow over there.

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    2. Hey, if you ever visit your friend in Atlanta, maybe we can actually meet in person! Wouldn't that be fun!

      Yes - it'll probably be another ten years before we get weather like this in Georgia, again.

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  19. That's really creative, Sherry. I can't think of many kids who would have come up with that idea!

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    1. I'm not sure how my kids come up with this stuff. It sure was fun, though.

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    1. I wonder what the Order would think of it. ;0)

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  21. I can't believe I've never heard of this growing up in Minnesota! Throwing boiling water into the air, yes. Guys peeing off roofs, yes. But this is awesome--LOL! :)

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    1. Guys seriously pee off roofs in Minnesota? Remind me not to go there in the winter! ;0)

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    2. You could stand right under them and nothing reaches anywhere near the ground. Just vanishes into the air like the hot water does. ;)

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    3. That is so weird! I still wouldn't want to stand under them. My luck, a stray droplet would land on my head!

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  22. Looks like fun! Where are my bubbles when I want them?

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    1. I guess you have to go to the store - or use dish soap. That works - if you have a wand.

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  23. Dang -- don't think I'd be able to pull this off in SoCal. Might be worth a trip to the mountains, though.

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    1. Definitely worth a trip to the mountains!

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  24. That is so cool. I want to give it a try. I'll have to make a run to the dollar store to get some bubbles.

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