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Create Spooky Effects Using Dry Ice

Double, double toil and trouble create these effects with your bubble! Impress your friends and family this Halloween, whether it is outside from a distance or virtually over the computer. 

At SPUD.ca we use dry ice to keep your frozen goods frozen while in transport. Dry ice is frozen carbon dioxide used to keep cold items super cold, like in your frozen items in your #spuddelivery, it breaks down into gas, instead of liquid, so it is the perfect material to keep your items cold with no messy liquids after. Science is cool!   

Dry ice is popular with our customers at SPUD as we see you all share the fun family moments of disposing of it in water in their sinks or bowls. Pretending you are mad scientists or a wizard! With Halloween around the corner, what better way to make these spooky effects at home using the dry ice that comes in your order.   

Please remember to use caution when handling dry ice and do not touch it with your bare hands and please do these effects in a well-ventilated area as carbon dioxide is heavier than air and can concentrate in low and enclosed spaces.   

 

Spooky Jack-o-lantern:   

It isn’t Halloween without carving a pumpkin! First, grab your carving pumpkin (don’t forget to save the seeds). When you finished carving your masterpiece, add a small bowl of water into the center. Very carefully break off a piece of the dry ice block (using tongs) and place it into the bowl of water. Watch as the vapour comes out of the face of your Jack-o-lantern!   

 

Pumpkin Punch Bowl:   

Similar to the jack-o-lantern, carve out a pumpkin and add a metal bowl in the middle with small pieces of dry ice. Add another bowl on top, and when you are ready to impress, add some water in between the two bowls. This will create the smoky effect and also keep your punch cool!   

 

mad science bubbles

 

Mad Scientist:   

Have some thick-walled, odd-shaped bottles and jars laying around? Add some safe food colouring to the water and carefully drop some pieces of dry ice in the bottles and mess up your hair and you got yourself a mad scientist costume with special effects. Remember to wear gloves while handling the bottles as they will get cold as it evaporates!   

 

“Boo” Bubbles:   

The ultimate party trick that will make kids and adults beg you to do it again! Check out the Mile High Mama’s for the step by step on how to make your own Boo Bubbles.   

 

Classic Cauldron: 

The classic cauldron is perfect for simple Halloween decorative purposes. Take a cauldron or even a cast iron pot if you have one, and drop some water and dry ice in it. Place it on top of a pile of sticks with some orange string lights to create a fiery effect!   

  

Share your dry ice pics or videos on social media and tag us using #spuddelivers or @spuddelivers and @spudalberta. We love to see all your creative dry ice experiments and effects.   

  dry ice cauldron

Disclaimer: Please remember to use caution when handling dry ice and do not touch it with your bare hands and please do these effects in a well-ventilated area as carbon dioxide is heavier than air and can concentrate in low and enclosed areas.  

Zoey Jones

Zoey is the social media and content coordinator at SPUD. When she is not at work you can find her making a mess in the kitchen, sipping on coffee and playing board games.

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