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You always wanted that fog or thick smoke for a play or a home movie right? I mean any Thanksgiving would look better when there's smoke all around. This will show you how to make that thinck pea soup smoke with dry ice.
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Step 1: Get da Stuff'

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You will need these things.
1.Dry Ice. I heard stories that you can get it at your ice cream store, food market, and other countless places. I got mine of the internet. This is the website I used,
2. A large tub. You will need a large tub. At least big as your sink
3. Oven mits. You need to hold the dry ice.
4. Water. This is the hardest thing to find on our list!
Images will come later today.

Step 2: Mix it all up!

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If you got the dry ice from the website I provided. The dry ice will come in the size of bricks. If you want smaller blocks take out your largest knife in your abode (not a meat cleaver) and cut away. Use the oven mits , DRY ICE BURNS!
Fill the bucket full of water. It does not have to be filled to the top, but THE SHORTER THE BUCKET THE BETTER
This is not my pic. I "borrowed" it of Google.

Step 3: Mix all da stuff II

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With the gloves take the dry ice and drop it in the water.
This is from my bathroom sink.


As soon as you place the ice in the water it smokes and fizzes. If you want to have smoke to go somewhere (like on a stage) place the bucket on high grounds, like on a ladder. The smoke will fall down (because CO2 is heaver than air) and it looks cool. Also you got a bubbling cauldron, Harry Potter.
Here is a video. Yeah this one is mine. But not the pic. See I did this in relation with my science fair project (my project was testing if light altered the movement of cosmic rays and particles which it did through Brownian Motion but I did not win the judges did not understand my project) in March, before I knew about this site. So thanks
lol get da stuff 4. Water. This is the hardest thing to find on our list
redbelt28 years ago
does enyone know how to make dry ice
You can buy a dry ice machine for about $99. But I would advise against it. You can just go to your local Walmart and ask for dry ice.
Fill a -109°F freezer with CO2.
hmm theres an dry ice making machine sold. but it only runs off the co2 gas tank without any refregeration.
I haven't seen those. Link? My dad had a dry ice freezer for a few weeks. It was about four feet long, six feet wide, and four feet tall. The actual area to put the ice in was only about a square foot.
there you go. ive seen a more cooler one. but cant find it. but heres one . its really cool.. but look at the praice tag OMG
You can do the vapor thing in your mouth. Look at my instructable and see. Please rate and comment!
hello, about producing vapor, try ultrasonic devices found in indoor ponds. they are cheap and safe. some come in at $50 per piece. just plug it in and a little water. instant fog.
codongolev6 years ago
haha...."I did not win because the judges didn't understand my project".
Braeburn6 years ago
I see dry ice in a tub at meijers
Tiller7 years ago
Whoops, You compress and chill CO2 until it is liquid, then you reduce the pressure (quickly) and voila! you are left with CO2 snow which is then compressed into blocks or pellets. At any rate we are still talking high pressure and not something the average user should do. Besides it's cheap to buy!!
xplode Tiller7 years ago
Because we all have to tools to do that. Good idea though! I might see if i can't find a compresser.
hmm, taking energy from c02, just like i guessed.. but waht with the pressure, i thought u just take all energy away from co2
mdj8178 years ago
"I think that mr. pib is the boot-leg copy of doctor pepper because the dude didn't even get his degree!" -Mitch Hedberg-
iman8 years ago
why use dr peper?
BOOM_BOY iman8 years ago
Well you sure wouldn't use Mr. Pibb? Now would you I mean come on!
scout018 years ago
The link isnt busted. Just remove the period from the end of the link lol.
Mz3FRS8 years ago
Your YouTube link is busted Cool project tho
trebuchet038 years ago
I personally use an old iron with water+glycerine sprayed on the element :P Then blow it through a cooler of ice so it hugs the ground... cheaper + no danger of getting knocked out from breathing too much CO2....
want lipoid pneumonia? there are water based fog fluids available. exepensive, but safer. with dry ice, CO2 toxicity is pretty difficult to achieve. also you can burn of your genital warts with the dry ice.
latobada8 years ago
I have gotten Dry Ice from Randalls before. Ask in the meat/Deli Section for some. Price Ranges from 5-7 dollars per cube. (each cube is about the size of 4 bricks). Krogers has sold me some too.
55 gallon drum, + a couple heating elements +some fans adjust temprature for desired effect. Worked great, completly silent, completly mysterious.
radioeyes8 years ago
try dr. pepper instead of water