What Happens When You Blow Soap Bubbles in Freezing Cold Weather
If you blow soap bubbles in freezing cold weather (between 9 and 12 degrees), amazing crystals of ice form on their surface (actually in the middle as the water is between two thin layers of soapy film); starting at the bottom and expanding upwards until the entire bubble is covered. Each bubble and pattern created is unique making for some terrific photo opportunities.
Artist and photographer Cheryl Johnson has been experimenting with different sized soap bubbles, getting fifteen beautiful close-ups of the crystallizing bubbles.
Giant Soap Bubble Solution
3 cups water
1 cup liquid dishwashing detergent
1/2 cup white corn syrup
By adding corn syrup to a basic soap bubble recipe you create a sugar polymer and a much stronger bubble that is able to live long enough to be frozen. Blow the bubbles up into the air so they have time to freeze before touching down.