Dry Ice experiments
Tips for Dry Ice at your Party
How to use dry ice effectively for your party

Dry ice will add a magical effect to your party, however you should educate yourself
on how to use dry ice safely (heed some precautions), and use it wisely or you'll be
sorely disappointed at paying for nothing. You may like to have a fog machine instead.
A fog machine will give you the effect you're looking for without all the trouble.

Dry ice is very useful. When you know where to get dry ice you'll use it for a fun effect,
but you may also find that adding dry ice in your cooler will keep your ice cream cold
for parties you hold at a park. So don't be afraid of Dry Ice, have fun with it.

  • Wondering where to buy dry ice? This Dry Ice Directory will find the closest
    businesses selling dry ice in your area! Order the special gloves, left for
    handling.

  • Wondering where to buy a dry ice maker? Amazon! Top left, you'll find this
    unit is lightweight and compact, so it's easy to setup and transport. Even when
    filled, the unit is not as cold as the dry ice. But you'll need special gloves.

Here's how to use dry ice wisely:

  • Plan to pick up the dry ice just an hour or so before your party as the effect has
    just 8 hours of vapors.

  • Get dry ice gloves.

  • Dry ice will evaporate in your freezer, so store it in air tight containers, such as
    a cooler. In fact, dry ice can ruin your refrigeration system. So use a cooler!

  • Wait until the crowd gathers before using the dry ice in your concoctions
    because the effect of dry ice is short lived.

Heed some precautions about dry ice:

  • Do not ingest a chunk of dry ice. Dry ice is solid carbon dioxide, the same as you'll
    find in soda pop, but dry ice touching skin can cause harm, so use it cautiously:
  • Transfer dry ice with tongs.
  • Do not serve chunks of the ice directly in drinks as this could burn when
    coming in contact with your hands or mouth.

  • Create the vaporous effect of dry ice for your drinks by having two bowls: one
    with dry ice and the other nestled inside with the actual drink.

  • Vapors from dry ice can also cause light headedness; however, only over
    prolonged exposure can cause harm, so don't let this aspect spoil the fun!

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