Bubbles are cool, everyone knows that… but bubbles filled with fog are even cooler! This amazing kit allows you to generate your own dry ice-filled bubbles, and bounce them in the palm of your hand. Just fill the bubble generator with dry ice and warm water, dip the rubber tubing in bubble solution and get ready to make the most ghostly and exciting bubbles you’ve ever seen!
Then, put on your cotton gloves and get ready to bounce those bubbles in the palm of your hand. This experiment flooded our phones with excited fans when Steve introduced it on television and now you can bring home your own Boo Bubble™ Generator! Recommended for children ages 8 and up.
- 1 Plastic jar with lid
- 1 Pair of cotton gloves (one size fits most)
- 1 9 oz. plastic cup
- Rubber tubing
- 1 Threaded nozzle (for better bubble solution collection)
- 1 Bottle of dish soap (brand may vary)
(The Boo Bubbles kit does not include dry ice.)
What Does It Teach?
Boo Bubbles use the same scientific principles as regular bubbles: chemical bonds, air pressure, and surface tension. While bubbles are cool, in and of themselves, Boo Bubbles go to a new level of awesome by trapping carbon dioxide and water vapor inside them! The gas manifests as a hazy, gray fog, trapped inside the surface of the Boo Bubble. Then, using the provided gloves, you can bounce the foggy bubbles in your hands. Even when they burst, releasing the fog in a burst, Boo Bubbles are incredible!
- Great Review by Joyful
This kit made the boo bubbles simple. Everything worked as advertised and as demonstrated on-line. Do keep hot water on hand as directed, as the dry ice cools the water very quickly and the bubbles work best with warm water. My only addition would be to have more cotton gloves on hand if you have a large group so the students can bounce the boo bubbles back and forth rather than only two hands being able to enjoy that fun at a time. The popping fog is also fun if you stick with only the two cotton gloves provided. (Posted on 8/1/14)
- Love the bubbles! Review by Gianfranco Herrera
We use this product for one of our party themes. Kids and adults love it! Careful with user error... one of our staff members put boiling water inside to see what would happen and ended up with warped plastic. Other than that, the boo bubble kit is amazing. (Posted on 5/5/14)
- Great kit Review by Pat Tellinghuisen
we have used this kit for years and grads, undergrads and younger kids are all wowed by it. We are taking it to DC to use in our booth at the National Science Festival in April. (Posted on 3/11/14)
- Fantastic for the Teacher with Resources Review by L
Hello! I have been working with Dry Ice for years and have used common household objects to create the bubbles. I like this because it adds variety to a dry ice lesson. I purchased it on my own to enhance my teaching when I saw it as I am always looking for different tools. (Posted on 12/17/13)
- Amazing! Review by Dr. Meg
I got this for our Harry Potter themed Halloween party. I dressed like Professor Trelawney and made Boo-Bubble "prophecies". Amazing! The kids (ages 4-8) and adults were amazed and astounded. You don't need gloves to hold the bubbles - just dip your hand in the soapy water first- works great for larger groups. It was so much fun, I have a feeling we will play with this through-out the year, and not just at Halloween. Thanks STEVE! (Posted on 10/28/13)
- Bubblicious Review by Mark
Lots of fun for my 3 year old (and me)! Who doesn't need more dry ice in their life? (Posted on 10/17/13)
- Super fun Review by Cindi Ellis
I used this for my grandson's fourth grade Halloween party. It was a hit! I did have to change the water out after the 2nd group because the water was cold and the bubbles started to come out slower. But once I put hot tap water in, they started coming out fast again. I did make the bubbles ahead of time and used glycerin. I gave each of the kids a glove to hold and bounce the bubbles with and they had a blast! It was hard for them to not touch it with the ungloved hand, so next time, I'll have enough gloves for both hands. (Posted on 5/9/13)
- WOW!!! Review by Christy L George
This activity invited more students who were just "passing by" the classroom who wanted to see what was going on. The kids are fascinated with learning new things and regardless of how "simple" the idea is, these students walked away learning more about science in one day than they had in years of school. Science IS becoming fun and interesting and that is the goal; to entice learning by exploration!!! (Posted on 3/26/13)
- Perfect for Halloween party Review by Sam
We got this for a Halloween party. The kids really enjoyed playing with it for a couple of hours. Not only did they make the bubbles, I also had a container with mostly dishwashing liguid in it and they put the hose in it to make lots of bubbles. It was fun watching the bubbles fill up and flow over the edge of the container. The next day I still had some dry ice left, but my kids weren't interested in it anymore. I'll tuck it away for next Halloween and maybe they'll be excited to use it again.
The only problem I had with it was the plastic hose kept coming off and wouldn't uncurl.
If you have a group of kids using it I recommend having plenty of gloves. Once they get wet they don't work as well. (Posted on 3/18/13)
- boo bubbles Review by karen
The experiment is easy to do and worked great for the first 10 to 12 bubbles then condensation collected in the tube and it didn't work after that. I had planned on using it for small groups on halloween and I am nervous if only 1 group gets to experience the bubbles. I always try it out first. I want to do it again tomorrow for a practice run again switching water and dry ice but the tube took 2 days to dry out. So not sure I will even attempt to do this experiment.
Karen -(Posted on 2/21/13)
Condensation in the Boo Bubbles tubing shouldn't affect the fog from coming out. Give it another try, and make sure that the water is still warm. Give us a call at (800)223-9080 if you continue to have problems.
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- Steve's Best Kit Review by Mom
This is the best kit that Steve Spangler sells. I've never seen anything like it before, and its so much fun to make smoke bubbles. Thanks Steve! (Posted on 1/21/13)
- BOOtacular.... (I had to do it) Review by Don C
Rubber tube... pickle jar... Oh the power of simplicity. Steve should recieve the Nobel for this one... No but seriously, this device is awesome! Kept the little ones(and myself, mostly myself)enthralled or hours. "SCIENCE!!!" (Posted on 11/23/12)
- Fabulous science demo generates LOTS of interest! Review by Ann Jansen
I used this as a science demo to drum up interest in a k-2 grade science club at our school. The directions were very clear - I had no questions. The children loved it and we were easily able to make connections to the carbon dioxide in our breath, liquid versus gas and water vapor that is seen on cold days, etc. It was also very fun and easy to generate different variables to test like; tube size, nozzle type, bubble solution type, quantity of dry ice, and initial water temperature. Another fun extension is using "zoom tools" to make a cube shaped bubble and then making it white inside wiith the boo bubbles. My only difficulty was the 40 minute drive I had to make to find the only supplier of dry ice in all of lower Delaware. However, the dry ice was inexpensive and lasted two days in a styrofoam container. (Posted on 10/16/12)
- Great product! Review by Vanessa Standaert
Used this for a 4th grade class party and it worked great, adults and children alike were totally fascinated by it. (Posted on 9/24/12)
- Boo-Bubbles!! Review by Melissa Harry
My son is obsessed with Boo Bubbles. He watches the video of them all the time. We got Boo Bubbles for his 5th birthday party along with insta-worms, instant snow, and slime. The Boo Bubbles were the finale and definitely the hit of the party. The kit comes with a pair of gloves but I picked up a few more from the dollar store. Luckily, all we have to do is buy dry ice from the grocery store and we can do them whenever we want! (Posted on 8/22/12)
- Great product! Review by Susan A
I've used these before (bought two several years ago) for my science club... but recently bought two more (have 40 kids this year). Once again... a huge hit. I used these last week for my science club, along with the shaker slime (another huge hit). The kids love anything with dry ice (these are 3rd - 7th graders) and I had a struggle getting them to stop playing because it was time to go. Love this product! Yeh Steve! (Posted on 7/19/12)
- Bubbles of fun Review by Joan
everything worked just as it was supposed to. Watching the video before we did it was helpful.the little cup with soap tipped a few times so we put the soap in a larger flat bottomed container. The instructions were well done, and the accompanying book choices listed were excellent. Thanks! (Posted on 6/28/12)
- Boo bubbles Review by Kurt Murray
worked amazing. Easy. Kids loved it. On line videos and other dry ice demos made for a great day. Thanks. (Posted on 5/3/12)
- Boo Bubbles Review by David Fowler
I bought this kit for my 7-year old son for his birthday. We followed the instructions to the tee and had perfect smoke bubbles in less than 10 minutes. Awesome!!!!!!! (Posted on 4/3/12)
- boo bubbles Review by Shirley
I loooved this purchase.. BUT the bubbles that were sent opened up in the plastic bag and they got the instructions soaking wet. My recipe for bubbles is actually better than the one sent,using dawn soap works better than the joy that was in the shipment; but I love the machine; so simple, overpriced also, but I can't make one myself. The bubbles came out slowly though and the children were very over anxious.. Just wish it could work faster, so the children would not be arguing (pre-school, 2 and 3 yr. olds)for a turn with a bubble. But, both parents and children loved the concept. (Posted on 3/8/12)
- Boo Bubbles Review by Theresa Kaska
I loved this...I orginally bought this for my third grader for his Halloween party at school and ended up using this in my preschool classroom! I even showed the parents (the daddies had all kinds of questions, it turned them into 12 year old boys again!)
The only thing I couldn't get the hang of was making all those tiny little bubbles as shown in the video...otherwise, it's been tons of fun and a very special THANK YOU to PRAXAIR, who donated the dry ice to my classroom! (Posted on 1/28/12)
- Boo Bubbles Review by Peggy
I used the Boo Bubbles as part of an October science program - Science Magic. It was the favorite station during the program. Even though we has any where from 5 to 10 kids at the station at any given time they were all able to try out the gloves and play with the bubbles. I used the glycerin in my bubble mix and it worked out well. (Posted on 12/5/11)
- boo boo the bubbles Review by Zarinah Myer
Hi steve my father has purchased this item for my science project. It was so FUN!!! As I started testing it out I couldn't stop. I will be making a list of what I wantfrom this site raise up money and buy it all!!! You should build walk in stores all over the country if people can't order things. And if you do make sure to have all of the products in each store and have several stores in each city. And make a boo bubbles gun!! And a boo bubbles mat! And make a boo bubbles kit with polymers and stuff. I'm obseesed with science!!!!!!!! (Posted on 11/24/11)
- boo bubbles Review by Julie Ley
My son and his friends loved it. It will be great for Halloween. The product was easy to use even for a 5 year old. I see us getting a lot of use out of this. (Posted on 9/27/11)
- FUN! Review by Astrid
The kids really loved this experiment! Although I wish you could come up with extra conections so more than 1 kid can come to the front and play with the "boo bubble"
there was a line of kids wanting to play with them but it was fun.
I had some difficulty creating the "perfect bubble solution though" but overall this was an awesome experiment for all (including adults) (Posted on 9/17/11)
- Boo Bubbles Worth It Review by Roger Davis
Simple and very engaging. Worked well with elementary and middle school aged kids, but my son (a junior in high school) spent a few hours "testing" it for me the night before I was to use it. Dry ice is a great substance to teach a number of concepts (density, solids/gases, and sublimation to name a few). I found cotton gloves at the Dollar Tree Store (2 pairs for, you guessed it, a buck). The kids had fun trying to pass it to one another (teamwork) and creating new dance steps while bouncing and tossing the bubbles. I'm really happy with this purchase. I would suggest putting a "water fill line" on the bottle so people don't overfill. Thanks. (Posted on 8/1/11)
- Bubblerific Review by Brian
Like everything Steve sells this experiment is fantastic. It is very easy working and the kids absolutely love it. It is well worth it. (Posted on 7/22/11)
- Boo Bubbles Review by Henny
We had great fun with the bubbles - great for any party or gathering (Posted on 5/25/11)
- Great Product with Clear Instructions Review by Leonard Hutchens
This is a great product. I tried making my own using clear tubing and PVC pipe, but this works much better because the ar gives you better control of the release of the gas. (Posted on 4/20/11)
- crazy but really cool Review by Naima asif
this is a really cool activity. my science teacher told me about it and now i am having lot of fun playing with it. i tried another way of making more big bubbles. just take a tray or a flat surface and put the soapy solution and then try making big one. they be really big. and
SCIENCE IS FUN!!!! (Posted on 2/21/11)
- Wonderful experience! Review by Brittany
The children found this experiment amazing! We did it last year during our annual MAD SCIENCE DAY. The only down fall is you have to have access to dry ice, but it is well worth it! (Posted on 1/21/11)
- WOW - THE PARENTS AND KIDS WERE AMAZED! Review by kathy jean
There were so many oohs and aaahs. Quite easy to manage too. Like all Steve's products - wonderful quality and quantity for the price. (Posted on 1/2/11)
- Bubble-fantastic Review by Robin
What's not fun about playing with dry ice. This great product keeps it safe for kids (with adult supervisions of course!). My 10 year old and friends had a blast with it. Watching the ice fog, using the attached hose, and of course, putting the bubbles everywhere possible. Good sturdy toy too! (Posted on 12/18/10)
- Boo Bubbles are amazing Review by Janice Kinnin
When kids get excited, they get loud. Our classroom was filled with noise and excitement as the kids got to hold and burst their ghost bubbles. Incredible fun. (Posted on 11/20/10)
- Boo Bubbles are Great gift! Review by Walt Smith
Purchased Boo Bubbles as a gift, she loves it! (Posted on 10/27/10)
- Boo Bubbles Review by Mary Marion
This was a lot of fun and easy to do. My 5 year olds loved it! (Posted on 9/5/10)
- Total Hit! Review by Amanda Good
I used this kit with some 4-H groups that I work with. Total Hit! The kids thought it was great to be able to bounce and play with the bubbles. I also purchased extra knit gloves so we did not have to always change gloves. Great Idea! (Posted on 7/24/10)
- Wonderful! Review by Sunnie Warren
My 4th graders loved this experiment! Too often I see 4th grade teachers skipping over science because it's not tested! I just cringe when I hear this! Not teaching children science is doing them an injustice! With every experience that you give them you can tie it into writing or math! (Posted on 6/16/10)
- Boo Bubbles were a hit! Review by Carolyn Florio
I made my own similar contraption out of a snapware container and tubing from our home beer brewing kit. Dry ice at our local grocery store only comes in a huge chunk, so we had plenty to "melt" all weekend!(Posted on 5/11/10)
Tip: When I used it at my 6 yr old nephew's birthday party, I found it easiest to soap up the table and have the kids get their hands all soapy before 'catching' the bubbles. Much easier on a hot summer day than gloves! :)
I love how this is an experiment they can safely touch - as a bonus, their hands were washed before cake and icecream!!
- SO AWESOME! Review by Elizabeth Beckwith
Yes, it is so awesome and I am 27. This was just as exciting for me as my 5 year old students. The jar given is great...just dont fill up water past the tube. Add the dry ice and its soooo easy. We immediatly got bubbles filled with fog as we dipped it in the soapy water. I made the soap/water solution the day before for and let it sit. I also added glycerin. After the amazement of the bubbles wore off, we just kept adding dry ice and warm water into the jar, along with soap; put it in the sink, and made a bubble fountain. It was pretty awesome.(Posted on 3/29/10)
- Boo Bubbles Big Hit Review by Becky Fox Matthews
We used your Boo Bubbles kit and a larger version our exhibits fabricators made for our event "The Science of Beer" at the Adventure Science Center in Nashville, TN. We demonstrated them with both dry ice and liquid nitrogen and they were a real hit with all the adults! The event received an award of excellence for superlative achievement this week at the TN Association of Museums event. Thanks for the innovative ideas and the kits to make the activities so easy to try. Previously we'd incorporated Boo Bubbles (using liquid nitrogen we keep on-site) into a daily public program and it was also a huge hit. We'll be using these activities again! (Posted on 1/31/10)
- Awesome! Review by Tammy Bailey
This was a huge hit! The kids didn't ever want to quit making the bubbles and trying new ways to create bigger bubbles. Everyone got into it! (Posted on 1/24/10)
- Really Fun!!! Review by Eric
Totally recommend it, the kids had a blast for a long time with this. After making hand-held bubbles, then they tried using a tray of the soapy water and started making really big bubbles on the tray surface. (Posted on 12/13/09)
- boo Review by jereme worthington
its cool steven (Posted on 11/9/09)
Write Your Own Review
How hot should the water be?
The water should only be warm. Using hot or boiling water will only result in a melted, deformed Boo Bubble Generator.
How much dry ice should I use?
The amount of dry ice you use is up to you. The more you use, the more pressure the hose and nozzle will have. Too much pressure will result in bubbles bursting before you can really experience them.