Wednesday, July 3, 2013

One of our favorite summer activities is blowing bubbles. It is a simple, timeless kids activity! But we are always on the hunt for a new bubble solution that will give us a giant bubble! We were so pleased with the results I just had to share it with you!
bubble solution for a GIANT Bubble

Bubble Solution Recipe for a Giant Bubble

bubble solution for a giant bubble

Bubble Solution Recipe #1 {pictured}

  • 6 cups distilled water {i read it was better than tap water}
  • 1/2 cup Dawn dish soap (I used ultra concentrated)
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 1 TAB baking powder
  • 1 TAB glycerin (can get on Amazon or craft store cake isle – helps to make the solution smooth and stretchy)

I dumped all the ingredients in a large bowl. Using a fork I carefully mixed to dissolve the cornstarch and mix in the glycerin that settled to the bottom. My kids used their fingers to mix it too .

Bubble Solution Recipe #2 {pictured  in red bubbles}

  • 6 cups water
  • 1/2 cup Dawn dish soap (I used ultra concentrated)
  • 1 TAB light corn syrup (don't skip this)
Simpler recipe, but still great! Allow to sit 30 minutes before using.

DIY Bubble Wands

DIY Bubble Wands

We used pipe cleaners to make our own bubble wands. They worked GREAT! 
We also used string fed through two straws and tied together to make the large wand for our really big bubbles.
I recommend making the string about 24" long. Any bigger and it is hard to not pop before you make the bubble.


Homemade Bubble Solution makes Superior Bubbles!

the best homemade bubble solution

My toddler had a great time making bubbles with our DIY Bubble Wands. The solution was silkier than the kind in the bottle and even with the smaller wands made some great bubbles!
Homemade Bubble Solution Goofy was amazed by the large bubbles we made float throughout the yard.

Giant Bubble Solution

Giant Bubble Solution But the coolest part of our homemade bubble solution was making a giant bubble. Here Minnie (5) is dipping our DIY ‘wand’ into the solution.
Homemade bubble solution
She stretched the wand open carefully and with a little wind or a light blow . . . .
GIANT bubble Minnie made some GIANT bubbles!
Giant Bubble with homemade bubble solution
I don't know if you can tell or not, but the bubble in this last picture has a redish tint to it. I decided to try adding dried tempera paint to see if we could make colorful bubbles. Well, it didn't really work at making colorful bubbbles, but it did color my kids hands for a couple hours =) Oh well, you don't know if you don't try!

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Beth Gorden is a homeschooling mother of three who strives to enjoy every moment with her kids through hands-on learning, crafts, new experiences, and lots of playing together. Beth is also the creator and author of 123Homeschool4Me where she shares 150+ {free} printables, creative homeschool lessons, crafts, and other fun ideas to help preschool and homeschooling families have fun while learning and exploring together.
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  1. looks like the recipe you called for 1 TAB baking powder
    1 TAB glycerin. What is a "TAB"????
    I think we are going to do with at my son's first birthday. It will entertain the older kids
    thanks for posting


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