6 cool tricks to try in freezing weather: Instant ice, frozen bubbles, ice on fire and more

School is closed. The office has shut down for the day. Your flight to Miami? Canceled. Now you're stuck inside all day. After a while, watching the fire and drinking hot cocoa gets old.

So, how can you keep your spirits up and mind active?

Check out these cool tricks that are perfect for the cold weather Mr. Wizard in us all. We don't recommend you necessarily try these tricks. Just spare yourself the trip outdoors and press play instead. 

Pot of boiling water? It can turn to snow when the temps drop below zero. Click here to learn the science.

Oh, a pot of boiling water doesn't thrill you? Check out this boiling water gun making snow.

Maybe you're too cold to feel warm (or, at least, to feel your toes). How does a little ice on fire sound? 
 

If you want to amaze a kid--or yourself--check out what happens to a bubble when temps plummet below zero. (And look at this wonderful photos of frozen bubbles too.)  

You might file these next two videos--instant ice and "self-freezing" cola--away for those hot summer days... 

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