Frozen Bubbles Outdoor Activity for Kids

This winter has been an abnormally cold one here in Ontario. Because of this, the kids have not had the same opportunities to play outside in the snow as they typically do during the winter months.

One particularly cold day, I noticed a friend’s status on Facebook, sharing these BEAUTIFUL frozen bubbles that she made with her kids that day. We talked back and forth and she shared that it took her a few tries before she perfected the recipe.

For the recipe for Outdoor Frozen Bubbles, visit Science4MyKids.com.

Here are My Notes:
In order for this activity to work, it has to be REALLY cold. I mean REALLY cold, to the point where you won’t feel your hands if they are uncovered for more than a minute. Of course, this makes blowing bubbles a bit difficult, but it is so much fun!

I also recommend that you allow the bubble mixture to cool right down before using it to blow bubbles. I ended up letting mine sit outside for about 20 minutes prior to use.

The Results:

Outdoor Frozen Bubbles
Our big bowl of “bubble juice” (that’s what we call bubble liquid).
Outdoor Frozen Bubbles
Can I just share how much I LOVE this bubble wand from Gymboree?!
BEST bubble blowing wand I’ve ever used!
Outdoor Frozen Bubbles
Just thought that this was a beautiful photo.

Outdoor Frozen Bubbles

Who knew that we would be blowing beautiful bubbles in the snow?!

Outdoor Frozen Bubbles
After letting the “bubble juice” sit outdoors for about 20 minutes, the bubbles started to freeze, but they weren’t holding their circular form.

Outdoor Frozen Bubbles
Our frozen bubbles didn’t hold their form too well, but the kids and I sure did have a lot of fun!
Outdoor Frozen Bubbles
Can you call this a bubble?
While our bubbles certainly didn’t look as beautiful as my Nats, all that truly mattered is that my kids and I had fun together!
For more fun ideas for playing with children, feel free to visit my Artsy Play Wednesday feature. 
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29 Responses to Frozen Bubbles Outdoor Activity for Kids

  1. Mom 4 Two says:

    When we were at the dollar store the other day my 5 year old was asking if we could buy bubble juice. I said maybe next time, it’s not spring yet. Never thought of this activity. Guess we’ll be going back to the dollar store for some bubbles 🙂 Thanks for sharing on my Just for Kids link-up. I’ve pinned your post to our group board. Hope you visit and share again next week 🙂

  2. A great link up! Perhaps we should consider linking to each other’s craft linkies for additional exposure? Mine is on Wednesdays: Artsy Play Wednesday.

  3. Mom 4 Two says:

    I was thinking the exact same thing. Just didn’t want to take advantage of your following since this is my first post and you’ve been running yours for a while now 🙂

  4. Alexei Petrov says:

    Wonderful recipe! I’ll make it for my daughter

  5. fossie55 says:

    Max & Ruby.
    Florence C

  6. Emily C. says:

    avocado toast with an egg!

  7. Donnas says:

    Grilled cheese sandwiches.

  8. Elva Roberts says:

    I love French Toast and it is one of my very favourite foods to eat with bread

  9. Carole B. says:

    French toast

  10. jennifer capin says:

    grilled cheese sandwiches

  11. SeanM says:

    Bread pudding

  12. Joanne Moreau Bougie says:

    Ketchup sandwiches..LOL

  13. Debbie S. says:

    grilled cheese sandwich is my favorite!

  14. Midge K says:

    french toast

  15. lisalonglash says:

    Grilled cheese sandwiches are always a big hit here with my family!

  16. Darci Paice-Bailey says:

    Bread pudding

  17. Wendy Jensen says:

    My favorite is toast, with jam or toasted tomato and bacon sandwiches.

  18. Leah Lucas says:

    French Toast!

  19. Karine says:

    Something as simple as grilled cheese 🙂

  20. Carolle Hall says:

    toast with chocolate cream cheese

  21. Erika E says:

    Franklin for sure.

  22. truckerofbc says:

    Grilled Cheese or Sandwiches

  23. Erika E says:

    Grilled cheese sandwiches are my favourite.

  24. Jennifer P. says:

    Franklin!

  25. Victoria Ess says:

    That looks like a really pretty craft! Did you get a chance for a second go at it this winter?

  26. elizamatt says:

    I love this idea but not how cold it has to be 🙂 I’m sure my grandchildren would find this a lot of fun and kids never seem to freeze as quickly as I do 🙂

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