It’s winter, it’s cold, and there is frozen snow on the ground which makes it perfect for creating ice globe bubbles. Today’s frozen bubble ice globe is sponsored to you by Locomotive Luke from Take Me Home Teddies. This adorable four inch teddy bear holding a train enjoyed the bubble experiment. With the added bubbles that froze over his nose, the bear looks even cuter. Don’t you think?
Frozen Bubbles and Bears
For your ice globe bubbles you will need water, dish soap, sugar, a straw, and corn syrup. The original recipe that we found included just water, dish soap and corn syrup. The recipe that we used includes:
- 3/4 cups of warm water
- 35 ml of corn syrup
- 35 ml of dishwashing liquid
- 2 tablespoons of sugar
Using warm water allows the sugar and corn syrup to dissolve properly. Once you combine the mixture, place it in the fridge to cool off. After getting the mixture right and perfecting the ice globe bubbles, the next part was to see how far we can take them. Bubble after bubble, ice crystal after ice crystal, the formations were magical.
When we first started to play with the mixture, the bubbles would pop before hitting the ground. With a lot of patience and practice, I learned two tricks. You need to wet the snow a bit with your bubble mixture. The next step is to start creating the bubble from the ground up. In other words, make the bubble on the snow, not in the air.
If you want to see something cool and scientific, head outside and make some ice globe bubbles. The magic that happens inside the bubble is mesmerizing. This experiment is great for the young and old alike and will keep you entertained for a bit. You might even end up wanting a new bear tattoo.