A Fun Activity When The Cold World Seems No Fun At all
Often at this time of the year the temperatures will plummet for weeks on end and our chickens won't be the only ones cooped up. When the mercury hits -40 (c,f...all the same at this point) it is almost at the point of being dangerous to go outside. In only 4 minutes unprotected skin can start to feel the effects of frostbite and that is not really what we want for our children because I know my little guy will inevitably take his mitts off. Now when the temperatures start rising just ever the slightest around here it almost becomes bearable and this is the perfect time for a little winter fun. It is time to make frozen bubbles.
The nice part about this activity is you can probably find all the materials in your own home. That is the best type of activity for me, especially this January as I am on a mission to only purchase needs for our home and no wants. It is a "No Spend January"! Time for some inexpensive and close to home activities.
So here are a list of the things you will need:
200ml of hot water
2 Tbsp White Sugar
2.5 Tbsp Corn Syrup
2.5 Tbsp Dish Soap
The first thing you will want to do is dissolve your sugar and corn syrup in the hot water. Give it a good stir. Once it is all dissolved then add the dish soap. You don't want to add the dish soap right away because otherwise it will get all bubbly and won't work properly. You just want to gently mix it in. Don't go too crazy.
Now it is time for some fun. Something to keep in mind is you also want to avoid doing this activity on a windy day. These bubbles are very delicate and the slightest breeze will leave you frustrated. Try a nice sheltered area to create them. You could see how many you can stack on top of each other. You could even add food colouring.
Get creative and enjoy your time outside.
And if you are a photographer and want really cool pics. The best time is either sunrise or sunset and then the magic happens.
You can check out our youtube video to see how we did it if you are a visual person like I am. There is also some cool bubble footage. Happy Bubble Making!