Movie Magic Smoke/Fog





Introduction: Movie Magic Smoke/Fog

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.

Step 1: Get Da Stuff'

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!

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

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



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    24 Discussions

    lol get da stuff 4. Water. This is the hardest thing to find on our list

    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.

    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.

    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.

    haha...."I did not win because the judges didn't understand my project".

    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!!

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    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


    11 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-

    Well you sure wouldn't use Mr. Pibb? Now would you I mean come on!

    The link isnt busted. Just remove the period from the end of the link lol.


    11 years ago

    Your YouTube link is busted Cool project tho

    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....