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Continental Carbonic Provides Dry Ice Fun and Safety Tips for a Spooky Halloween

Whether you want to carve a creepy Jack-O-Lantern or brew a bubbling Witches Punch, dry ice is an easy and effective way to create a happy Halloween for your family and friends. And to make it stress-free, Continental Carbonic Products, Inc.'s website has the recipes, dry ice, and safety tips you need to produce a multitude of effects this Halloween.

In addition to the Jack-O-Lantern and Witches Brew, experiments including Dry Ice Fog, Ghostly Floating Bubbles, Laser & Fog Fun, and Crawling Bubbles can be found on the site. To find the recipes and view a video about Halloween experiments, visit our Halloween experiments page.

Continental Carbonic can provide you with the dry ice you need from one of our 38 locations throughout the eastern two-thirds of the United States and Ontario, Canada. Dry ice is sold in quantities of 10 pounds or more, with prices based on quantity purchased.

All Continental Carbonic locations will be open from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, October 27 and during normal business hours Monday, October 29 to Wednesday, October 31. Find a list of our branch locations here. All branch locations carry foam coolers and gloves, and will have printed safety tips available for handling dry ice.

Dry ice is the solid form of carbon dioxide (CO2). It's called "dry ice" because it does not melt like wet ice. Instead, dry ice converts into carbon dioxide gas, which creates the "fog" effect ideal for Halloween. Dry ice is extremely cold (-109°F/-78.5°C). Simple safety precautions need to be taken when handling dry ice including:

  • Always use gloves or a towel when touching dry ice. Dry ice can freeze skin cells and cause a burn-like injury.
  • Since dry ice displaces oxygen as it converts to a gas, open car and room windows to ensure proper ventilation. Leave the area if you experience difficulty breathing.
  • The CO2 gas produced by dry ice can cause an explosion if left in an airtight container. Continental Carbonic sells foam coolers which ensure the dry ice will ventilate properly while preserving the life of the dry ice.
  • Always supervise children when using dry ice.