By now, you’ve probably seen the enchanting macro photographs of frozen bubbles, taken by Kelly Images and Photography, spiraling around the internet. I’ve been obsessed with them all weekend, and since we too have been “enjoying” extreme sub-zero weather, the boys and I bundled up to go outside and blow our own frozen bubbles.
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Fascinating Frozen Bubbles
Here in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, school children have enjoyed 3 consecutive days off from school due to extreme sub-zero temperatures. But, as the old Norwegian saying goes, “There’s no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothes.” Stir crazy, my boys and I bundled up head to toe, then went outside for some extreme winter science—to create and observe fascinating frozen bubbles.
The bubbles formed crystals, froze, then completely collapsed into fragments. My oldest son enjoyed scooping up the shattered bubbles with his hand and blowing them into the sky like foam.
We then used bubble wands to blow bubbles the old fashioned way. The bubbles froze midair, exploded, then dropped to the ground. Sometimes, a bubble would cling to a hedge or bounce along the surface of the snow like a ball, until it shattered or ripped.
What a magical activity! One that my children will remember for a long time, for sure!
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