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How To Create Jack-O-Lantern Halloween Fog / Bubbly Fog
How to create the Fog Effect!
Creating a creepy and spooky graveyard effect for Halloween is one of the most fun things to do for this Holiday! Have you ever thought about having a cloud of fog coming out of your personalized and carved Jack-O-Lantern to set the scene? There is an easy way of creating this fog effect and turning just about anything into a smoky work of art. Be creative this Halloween and let the spookyness begin!
Jack-O-Lantern Halloween Fog
The first step would be choosing a large pumpkin to be carved. It should be big enough to at least hold a large candle. Carefully carve your pumpkin and create an either scary or funny face, just as you prefer.
Please keep in mind that carbon dioxide fog sinks, so you might want to think about not carving the mouth of the Jack-O-Lantern too small since most of the fog will most likely come out of it and not out of its eyes
So here is what you will need to create your fog:
A large Glass
Please always make sure to wear gloves while handling dry ice, it will give you an instant frostbite!
1. Fill a large glass about half full with hot water. It would be ideal for the glass to be taller than the Jack-O-Lanterns eyes to be able to get the full-fog effect.
2. Mix in 1 cup of salt.
3. Now place the glass inside of your pumpkin.
4. Carefully, and wearing gloves, drop 2-3 large pieces of dry ice into the glass of water.
5. Place the lid on the top of the pumpkin and make sure that it fits tight, so no fog can escape from there.
You will need to repeat these steps as the water cools and the effect will slow down.
Spooky Crawling Bubble Fog
For this effect you will need:
A Tall and Clear Plastic Cylinder-Shaped Vase
Liquid Washing Detergent
1. First, fill the vase with warm water.
2. Add a few drops of detergent and food coloring.
3. Using tongs or wearing gloves, carefully drop a piece of dry ice into the water.
The dry ice will actually 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.
Place some pumpkins with spooky lights around the vase to enhance the effect!
Dry Ice Safety
Always use dry ice in a ventilated area! (Dry ice gives off CO2 into the air, so if dry ice has been in a closed car, van, or room for more than 10 minutes, open the doors and windows before entering. Otherwise, you will experience difficulty breathing. Leave the area immediately if you start to breathe quickly or have any difficulty breathing).
Supervise children closely!
Always use tongs, gloves, pot holders or towels to move the ice!
Dry Ice Storage
Store the dry ice in an insulated container.
Make sure, that it is not airtight, the ice will turn into carbon dioxide gas and will cause an airtight container to expand and possibly explode!