Spooky Science Fog Bubbles

BubblesLet's create fog bubbles!

The dry ice mixed with soapy water will become carbon dioxide and water vapor.

WARNING: This experiment should be done with adult supervision.

What You Need

  • Dry Ice
  • Liquid Soap such as Dawn or Joy
  • Plastic Cup
  • Gloves
  • Steve Spangler Boo Bubbles Jar
  • Optional Approach: Plastic jar with plastic tubing attached to side and screw lid. An old sun tea jar works well for this.
  • Optional: Food coloring

What You Do

  1. Be sure to read the safety rule below.
  2. Fill the large jar with warm water.
  3. Use gloves or tongs to add a piece of dry ice to the soapy water.
  4. Dip the rubber tubing into the cup of liquid soap.
  5. Place the lid on the jar and a bubble will appear at the end of the plastic tubing.
  6. Place the bubble on a gloved hand. Try passing the bubble around.
  7. Add food coloring for fun.

How to Be Safe

  • Always use tongs or gloves with dry ice
  • Use dry ice in a well-ventilated room
  • Don't eat dry ice
  • Don't touch dry ice
  • Never seal dry ice in a container


Use the following resources to learn more:

More Ideas



Watch the YouTube video from Steve Spangler.