Bored in sub-freezing weather? Make frozen bubbles!
Temperatures were down into the low-mid teens Monday morning around the Seattle area, and a photographer took her camera and a special soapy solution to capture what happens when bubbles freeze in real-time.
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WOODINVILLE, Wash. -- As a robust arctic outbreak gripped the Pacific Northwest, some took the frigid weather as an opportunity for a unique art project: Making frozen bubbles.
Temperatures were down into the low-mid teens Monday morning around the Seattle area, and Brie Hawkins took her camera and a particular soapy solution to capture what happens when bubbles freeze in real-time:
Here is how you can make your own frozen bubbles.
First, you need temperatures to be well below freezing - the colder, the better - with calm wind.
Get a bowl and spoon and fill the bowl with 1/4 cup of warm water.
Then take 2.5 tablespoons of corn syrup and 2.5 tablespoons of dish soap and mix the ingredients into the water bowl.
Next, dip a large straw into the solution, then gently blow a bubble onto a cold surface such as a freezing table or pile of snow.
Then wait. The bubble should begin to freeze right in front of your eyes, making intricate frozen patterns as it does so. Brie's video took about 40 seconds to get the bubble more than half frozen.
Enjoy, and bundle up!