Freezing temperatures mean bored kids, right? Not around here. I am doing my best to make this Christmas break a fun one, and one that doesn’t revolve around video games and television. Wish me luck with that.

I thought I would take advantage of the freezing temperatures here to make frozen bubbles with my kids. It is a fairly simple science project using things you most likely have on hand.

I used left over bubble solution from this past summer and spring, but don’t worry if you don’t have any. Just grab some dish soap and mix equal parts soap and water. No need to buy anything special. To blow your bubbles you can use a bubble wand, a straw, a funnel, or even a toilet paper roll.

Bundle your kids up and head outside. Blow your bubbles! The goal here is to catch one of the bubbles you blow back onto your wand. It sometimes takes a few tries to get one that doesn’t pop first, but keep trying.

When you finally catch one count to thirty or so. Your bubble will freeze! Now that your bubble is frozen it is even more fun to pop. They shatter, just like glass but without all the sharp edges.

Don’t worry if you live in an area that doesn’t get cold enough. That is what your freezer is for! Blow your bubbles onto a plate. I find that it helps if you put a small amount of bubble solution onto the plate first. Then as carefully as you and your kids can be place the bubble on the plate into your freezer. It takes a bit longer to freeze this way, but it is still cool. Ours took about 30 minutes to freeze.

My kids enjoyed watching the bubbles on the plates melting just as much as they enjoyed cracking them.

-Stephanie Wright

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