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Glowing Fog Bubbles

These bubbles give off a luminous glow under black lights. The trick? We used the ink from a highlighter and a few other supplies.

glow in the dark fog bubbles

Source: Martha Stewart

materials

  • Water
  • Pliers
  • Highlighter
  • Dish soap
  • Glycerine
  • Tall container or soda bottle
  • ½ inch plastic tubing
  • Funnel
  • Craft knife
  • Portion cup
  • Tonic water
  • Dry ice
  • Towel
  • Black lights

steps

  1. Create glow water by removing the end caps of 2 highlighter pens and adding the ink sticks to a bowl containing 1 cup of hot water; squeeze out as much ink as possible.
  2. Add 6 tablespoons of dish soap and a dash of glycerine; mix well until combined.
  3. To prepare the bubble generator, prepare a plastic or glass container with a medium-size opening on top (about the size of the opening of a wide-mouth mason jar).
  4. Using a craft knife, cut a small hole in the bottom of the plastic portion cup.
  5. Attach a small funnel to one end of a piece of tubing.
  6. Attach the condiment cup to the opposite end of the tubing.
  7. To blow glow-in-the-dark bubbles, lay a dark towel down on your work surface.
  8. Add approximately 3 inches of tonic water (or warm water) to the container.
  9. Carefully, add a few pieces of dry ice to the bottle using tongs or insulated-gloved hands.
  10. Hold the funnel end over the opening of the container, fog should be exiting through the other end of the tubing.
  11. With the funnel off the bottle, dip the cup end into the bubble solution.
  12. Place funnel over opening and watch a bubble form with fog inside and drop onto the towel.

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