Disappearing Eggs: Entertaining Dry Ice Experiment

Disappearing Eggs: Entertaining Dry Ice Experiment 

Whether you’re looking to do an at-home science experiment or a fun weekend activity, this disappearing eggs activity is a fun time for everyone. You probably have most of the items you need on hand, and this activity is super easy and exciting for the whole family to try!

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Penguin Brand Dry Ice®
  • Cling wrap or a plastic baggie
  • Rubber band
  • Protective gloves
  • Safety goggles
  • Tongs
  • Three beakers, cups or other cylindrical containers
    • Two smaller ones and a large one works best
  • Half-inch plastic tubing
  • Dish soap
  • Hot water
  • Mallet or hammer
  • Dish towel
  • Scissors


Step 1: Carefully, with a mallet or hammer, break the dry ice into smaller cubes.

SAFETY NOTE: To cube your dry ice from a block, wear protective gloves and eyewear, place the dry ice block in a towel, and carefully hit the block with a hammer or mallet. Do not chip at dry ice with a knife or other sharp object.

Step 2: Fill one of the smaller beakers with dish soap and water and stir to create bubbles.

Step 3: Fill the larger beaker with hot water.

Step 4: Using tongs, fill the other small beaker with a few pieces of dry ice.

Step 5: While wearing protective gloves, carefully place the cling film or plastic baggie onto the other small beaker and secure over the top with the rubber band.

Step 6: Cut a small hole in the middle of the cling wrap that is just wide enough for the plastic tubing to fit into.

Step 7: Place the plastic tube into the hole in the cling film.

Step 8: Lay out a dish towel in expectation of bubbles!

Step 9: Pour hot water down the tube into the small beaker.

Step 10: As gas starts to run out of the tube, set the open end in the dish soap solution and remove it to begin creating your disappearing eggs!

Step 11: Have fun! Play around with creating bigger and smaller eggs as you repeat Steps 9 and 10 and see if you can get any to stay open long enough to rest on your dish towel!

Safety Notes: 

  • Never place dry ice inside airtight containers.
  • Parental supervision is required.
  • Always use gloves and tongs when handling dry ice.

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