back to top

This Dry Ice Sublimation Experiment Will Probably Blow Your Mind


Posted on
Emily Shwake / BuzzFeed / Nifty

Bubbles are fun. Science is fun.

Disney Pixar

Put the two together with this dry ice bubbles science experiment and you've got a straight up party.

You'll need a few things:

Dish soap



Funnel, $5.63

Plastic tubing, $5.93



2-liter bottle

Box cutter

Dry ice

1. Mix 1/4 cup of dish soap with 5 cups of water (it doesn't have to be exact) in a large bowl.

BuzzFeed / Nifty

2. Snake the plastic tube ($5.93) into the funnel ($5.63) and tape it in place.

BuzzFeed / Nifty

3. Cut the bottom off of an old plastic soda bottle.

BuzzFeed / Nifty

4. Use salad tongs or rubber gloves to place the dry ice into the bottle. Pour warm water into the bottle.

BuzzFeed / Nifty

5. Quickly cover the bottle with the funnel, maintaining control of the tube.

BuzzFeed / Nifty

6. Submerge the tube in the soapy water to make bubbles.

BuzzFeed / Nifty

Dry ice is basically solid carbon dioxide that automatically transitions from a solid to a gas. This process is called sublimation.

BuzzFeed / Nifty

Learn more about sublimation on Science Kids.

Sometimes science is stranger than fiction.

MJJ Productions

Watch the full video here.

Facebook: video.php

Catch up with more fun tutorials on BuzzFeed Nifty.

The best things at three price points