Using dry ice can be a great way to add to the spooky atmosphere of Halloween. The eerie mist it creates can make it seem like something frightening is coming. But don’t worry; you can use dry ice safely with the right tools and careful handling.
Tips for Safe Handling Dry Ice
To safely use dry ice this Halloween, you’ll need a hammer, tongs, tray, safety goggles, and a screwdriver or chisel. Use the chisel or screwdriver with a hammer to break the dry ice block into manageable pieces. Do this on a tray with a rim to prevent pieces from flying too far. Store the broken pieces in your freezer until ready to use.
Keep in mind that dry ice doesn’t melt like regular ice. To safely handle dry ice, wear long sleeves and pants. And never ingest it or allow it to come into contact with the inside of your mouth.
Fun and Spooky Dry Ice Ideas
Are you looking for some spooky dry ice ideas? Try making some eerie cocktails! Simply add a small piece of dry ice to your drink before serving. Remember that while the dry ice sinks to the bottom and adds a fun effect, you should not ingest it. Remind your guests to take small sips and wait until the dry ice has melted before drinking.
To create spooky jack-o-lanterns, place a small, shallow dish inside a carved pumpkin. Add warm water to the dish to activate the frozen carbon dioxide. Also, keep your punch bowl cool by placing a smaller serving bowl inside a larger one and filling the inner bowl with punch. Add small pieces of ice between the two bowls and pour warm water between them just before serving to activate the dry ice.
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Dry Ice Corp is the largest regional supplier of dry ice and related products in the Northeastern United States. Our ice is fresh and delivered right to your doorstep. We are happy to help you determine the best way to ship your goods, whether you have a huge number of cookies or a single pie, and help you select the perfect amount of dry ice for the job. Give us a call at (201) 767-3200, or contact us online for a quote. To connect with us online, be sure to follow us on Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter.