Steve Spangler wanted to find a way to make a ghost bubble and created Boo Bubbles as an easy and safe way for parents and teachers to explore the science of dry ice with fog-filled bubbles. Just fill the bubble generator with warm water and a few pieces of dry ice, dip the bubble blower in the solution and get ready to make the most ghostly and exciting bubbles you've ever seen. When the dry ice reacts with the water, fog-filled bubbles are forced out of the bubble generator. By controlling the flow of the gas, it's easy to make any size bubble. Best of all , when the bubble pops, a burst of fog is released as people scream with delight, "Do it again!"
What if you don't want the bubbles to pop? Just put on your bubble gloves and bounce the fog-filled bubbles on your hands. It's two great science experiments in one. Fog-filled Bubbles + Bouncing Bubbles = BOO BUBBLES!
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 with adult supervision.
- Boo Bubble generator
- Bubble blower and tubing
- Bubble gloves
- Bubble solution and mixing cup
- Step-by-step instructions and experiment guide that explains all of the science behind the bubbling action.
The Boo Bubbles kit does not include dry ice. Contact your local grocery store. We recommend purchasing 5 pounds to experience all of the experiments.
Watch Steve Spangler's dry ice safety video for tips on how to travel with and safely store dry ice.
What Does It Teach?
Steve Spangler created the Boo Bubbles kit as an easy and safe way for parents and teachers to explore the science of dry ice. Learn about the science of sublimation as dry ice turns from a solid directly into a gas. Study the rate of reaction as you experiment with different water temperatures. Learn about the factors that turn ordinary bubbles into super bouncing bubbles.
Does the kit come with dry ice?
How hot should the water be?
Halloween Party HIT! review by Shelly on 11/5/2014
We did BOO bubbles as part of our Mad Scientist Mayhem Halloween party theme. What a hit! My sons' are in 2nd grade and the kids couldn't get enough of the bubbles. We tried making them big, small, and double bubbles. The kids tried to see how far they could get with the bubbles. I bought extra gloves at Walmart so that everyone could participate at the same time. I highly recommend this project. We had no problems with it.
great fun review by d sims on 10/30/2014
I took the boo bubbles to a bonfire we had. The kids needed something to keep there interest other than the other things we had for them. They loved it and we all had a great time with them.
Great class fun! review by Shelley Willis on 10/29/2014
I loved the Boo Bubbles! The students were so excited and loved catching the bubbles. One class soaped up their hands and were able to catch them. So if you don't have the gloves, that works great!
Boo Bubbles are Awesome review by Walter on 10/14/2014
This is a great experiment kit that was a hit with my kids and the neighbors kids. We learned a lot about carbon dioxide and it was great fun. Since I got a lot of dry ice we also did some other experiments that were fun. I plan to use boo bubbles as part of a Halloween party we have each year with our church group. I am confident it will be a big hit. Thanks Steve Spangler Science for helping make Science fun and appealing.
Hit of the Party! review by Dawn Klemm on 9/27/2014
Bought these for my nieces Science Party and they were a HIT! Everyone (adults and kids) loved them and couldn't stop playing with them. Worth the $.
Great review by Joyful on 8/1/2014
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.
Love the bubbles! review by Gianfranco Herrera on 5/5/2014
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.
Great kit review by Pat Tellinghuisen on 3/11/2014
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.
Fantastic for the Teacher with Resources review by L on 12/17/2013
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.
Amazing! review by Dr. Meg on 10/28/2013
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!
Bubblicious review by Mark on 10/17/2013
Lots of fun for my 3 year old (and me)! Who doesn't need more dry ice in their life?
Super fun review by Cindi Ellis on 5/9/2013
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.
WOW!!! review by Christy L George on 3/26/2013
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!!!
Perfect for Halloween party review by Sam on 3/18/2013
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.
boo bubbles review by karen on 2/21/2013
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.
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.
- Steve Spangler Science Web Team
Steve's Best Kit review by Mom on 1/21/2013
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!
BOOtacular.... (I had to do it) review by Don C on 11/23/2012
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!!!"
Fabulous science demo generates LOTS of interest! review by Ann Jansen on 10/16/2012
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.
Great product! review by Vanessa Standaert on 9/24/2012
Used this for a 4th grade class party and it worked great, adults and children alike were totally fascinated by it.
Boo-Bubbles!! review by Melissa Harry on 8/22/2012
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!
Great product! review by Susan A on 7/19/2012
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!
Bubbles of fun review by Joan on 6/28/2012
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!
Boo bubbles review by Kurt Murray on 5/3/2012
worked amazing. Easy. Kids loved it. On line videos and other dry ice demos made for a great day. Thanks.
Boo Bubbles review by David Fowler on 4/3/2012
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!!!!!!!
boo bubbles review by Shirley on 3/8/2012
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.
Boo Bubbles review by Theresa Kaska on 1/28/2012
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!
Boo Bubbles review by Peggy on 12/5/2011
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.
boo boo the bubbles review by Zarinah Myer on 11/24/2011
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!!!!!!!!
boo bubbles review by Julie Ley on 9/27/2011
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.
FUN! review by Astrid on 9/17/2011
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)
Boo Bubbles Worth It review by Roger Davis on 8/1/2011
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.
Bubblerific review by Brian on 7/22/2011
Like everything Steve sells this experiment is fantastic. It is very easy working and the kids absolutely love it. It is well worth it.
Boo Bubbles review by Henny on 5/25/2011
We had great fun with the bubbles - great for any party or gathering
Great Product with Clear Instructions review by Leonard Hutchens on 4/20/2011
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.
crazy but really cool review by Naima asif on 2/21/2011
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!!!!
Wonderful experience! review by Brittany on 1/21/2011
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!
WOW - THE PARENTS AND KIDS WERE AMAZED! review by kathy jean on 1/2/2011
There were so many oohs and aaahs. Quite easy to manage too. Like all Steve's products - wonderful quality and quantity for the price.
Bubble-fantastic review by Robin on 12/18/2010
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!
Boo Bubbles are amazing review by Janice Kinnin on 11/20/2010
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.
Boo Bubbles are Great gift! review by Walt Smith on 10/27/2010
Purchased Boo Bubbles as a gift, she loves it!
Boo Bubbles review by Mary Marion on 9/5/2010
This was a lot of fun and easy to do. My 5 year olds loved it!
Total Hit! review by Amanda Good on 7/24/2010
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!
Wonderful! review by Sunnie Warren on 6/16/2010
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!
Boo Bubbles were a hit! review by Carolyn Florio on 5/11/2010
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!
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 on 3/29/2010
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.
Boo Bubbles Big Hit review by Becky Fox Matthews on 1/31/2010
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!
Awesome! review by Tammy Bailey on 1/24/2010
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!
Really Fun!!! review by Eric on 12/13/2009
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.
boo review by jereme worthington on 11/9/2009
its cool steven