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This is what happens when you blow bubbles during a Calgary winter

DH Calgary Staff Nov 06, 2015 2:14 pm

YouTuber Chris Ratzlaff has discovered one way to spend the cold Calgary winters – making ice bubbles that freeze faster than they pop.

Ratzlaff takes a soap mixture and blows bubbles outside, just to watch them freeze into beautiful hollow globes. But the special type of temporary art can only be done when temperatures are at their coldest, around -25°C.

It’s not just any bubble potion that Ratzlaff uses; he’s experimented with various ingredients to find the perfect ice bubble-composition.

  • 200 ml warm water
  • 35 ml corn syrup
  • 35 ml dish soap
  • 2 tbs sugar
  • Chill in the freezer

Once they are all mixed, he puts the liquid into the freezer to get a head start on the freezing process. Watch the video below to see how (seemingly) easy it looks:

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