At Dry Ice Corp, we know how cool and practical dry ice can be. It’s a useful tool for everything from freezing vegetables to cool science experiments you can do at the kitchen table. Ready to have some fun with dry ice this weekend?
Before doing anything else, refresh your memory on the basic safety rules for working with dry ice. Dry ice is incredibly cold, so you need to always protect your bare skin. You should use thick gloves whenever handling dry ice. Even touching dry ice with a bare hand for a few seconds can give you frostbite on the affected area. If you are doing these experiments with your children, instruct them on the dangers of dry ice before getting started.
Relight a Candle
Take a small candle or tea light that is lit and put it into a small glass container or glass. Next, place small amounts of crushed dry ice around the bottom of the candle. In only a couple seconds, the flame will go out completely. Next, have someone attempt to relight the candle. They won’t be able to do it! Even after trying a few times, the flame might light for a moment, but will then go out immediately. As the finale to your trick, you should blow out the gas sitting at the top of the candle glass.
Balloons that Self-Inflate
Use a block of dry ice and break it into pieces that are the size of pebbles. Put one or two of the small rock-sized pieces into a deflated balloon. Tie the base. Just like magic, you will have an inflated balloon! Over the course of a few minutes, they will all slowly inflate just like magic. This trick is especially fun for a science-themed birthday party or a STEM activity night at home.
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