Please exercise extreme caution when handling/transporting dry-ice.

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dry-iceDry Ice Fog Effect

To create a fog effect with dry ice, you will need:

  • Large container
  • Hot water
  • Dry ice

Fill a metal or plastic container half full with hot water, add a few pieces of dry ice every 5 to 10 minutes. As water cools, it will be necessary to start over with hot water to maintain the fog effect.

As a rule of thumb, one pound of dry ice will create 2-3 minutes of fog effect. The hotter the water, the more fog but the quicker dissipation of the dry ice.

When you place dry ice into some warm or hot water, clouds of white fog are created. This white fog is not the CO2 gas, but rather it is condensed water vapor, mixed in with the invisible CO2. The extreme cold causes the water vapor to condense into clouds. The fog is heavy, being carried by the CO2, and will settle to the bottom of a container, and can be poured. You can produce enough ground – hugging fog to fill a medium-sized room with a pound or so of dry ice. Do not allow anyone to lie down in this fog, or allow babies or pets into it, as CO2 gas does not support life.


dry-ice2Spooky Jack-O-Lantern with Dry Ice Fog

To create the Spooky Halloween Jack-O-Lantern with dry ice, you will need:

  • Large pumpkin
  • Large glass
  • Hot water
  • Salt
  • Dry ice

CAUTION: Handle dry ice only while wearing heavy duty gloves. Dry ice is extremely cold
(-109 F) (-78.5 C) and can cause instant frostbite. Use extreme caution.

Choose a pumpkin large enough to hold a large can inside. Clean out the pumpkin and carve a friendly or a frightening face. Keep in mind, carbon dioxide fog sinks, so more fog will flow out of the mouth of your jack-o-lantern than through its eyes.

When you are done cleaning out and carving your pumpkin, fill a large glass about half full with hot water and mix in a cup of salt. Try to find a glass that is taller than the eyes of your jack-o-lantern, to get fog to flow through all the carvings.

Place the glass inside the pumpkin. Wearing gloves, drop two or three large pieces of dry ice into the cup of water. Replace the top of the pumpkin. You want the lid to fit tightly so there won’t be air currents dissipating the fog. As the water cools, it will be necessary to start over with hot water to maintain the fog effect.


dry-ice3Witches Cauldron – Dry Ice Punch for Halloween

To create a foggy dry ice punch bowl, you will need:

  • Large bowl for the dry ice
  • Smaller bowl for the punch
  • Hot water
  • Dry ice

Place a smaller metal or plastic container half full with hot water and a few pieces of dry ice into a larger punch bowl. Then add punch to the punch bowl, making sure that the dry ice does not come into contact with the punch. Again, as the water cools, it will be necessary to start over with hot water to maintain the fog effect.


dry-ice4Spooky Crawling Bubbles from Dry Ice

For this Halloween party spectacular, you will need:

  • Tall, clear plastic cylinder-shaped vase
  • Warm water
  • Dry ice
  • Liquid dishwashing detergent
  • Food coloring

Fill the vase with warm water, add a few drops of detergent and food coloring, and carefully drop a piece of dry ice into the water. The dry ice will turn into a gas under water and make colorful bubbles that will crawl up out of the vase and “pop” with a little cloud of carbon dioxide fog as they climb out of the vase.

CAUTION !!  (Solid Carbon Dioxide)

Dry ice is extremely cold (-109 F) (-78.5 C)
Avoid contact with skin, eyes, mouth and clothing; may cause cold burns.
Asphyxiant gas- liberates heavy gas which may cause suffocation.
Keep out of reach of children.
Do not eat or put into drinks.
Do not seal in glass or other closed containers.
Do not enter areas where used or stored until properly ventilated.
Use heavy gloves when handling.
See all dry ice safety precautions.