A Blowing Bubble Activity that will Blow the
by: Anne-Marie Killer
I bet you haven't given this blowing bubble activity
any thought as a child party activity?
I'm not talking about little kids blowing little
bubbles from those little containers - no, I'm talking about blowing
HUGE bubbles. I bet you didn't even know that it was possible? Yes, your
bigger kids and their friends can have a lot of fun with this blowing
bubble activity and what's more, it's inexpensive too... especially if
you know how to make the right bubble solution and tools.
I'll give you a few recipes to try out and also a
couple of tool ideas. You can have lots of fun experimenting with the
mixtures and creating your own original bubble making tools.
There are so many things around you that can be used
to make bubbles. Wire hangers bent into different shapes, empty milk
containers, string, plastic bowls, or even your bare hands held in the
right position. Make a circle with your thumb and index finger or make
an even bigger circle using both hands' thumbs and index fingers.
The really big bubbles need lots of solution which
can get quite expensive. It's therefore a lot more economical to mix
The best detergents to use are Joy and Dawn
detergents but you need to experiment to see what works best for you.
You also need either glycerin or white Karo Syrup.
This ensures colorful, sturdy bubbles. Glycerin can be bought from most
drug stores, but it is expensive. Karo Syrup is available at the grocery
store and is less expensive.
Amazingly enough, not any water is suitable! Hard
water does not work whereas soft water does. Try using your tap water,
but if you fail to get good bubbles, try using distilled water.
1 Part Dawn Ultra/Joy Ultra : 15 parts distilled/soft
water : 0.25 part glycerin/white Karo Syrup
1 Part Regular Dawn /Regular Joy : 10 parts
distilled/soft water : 0.25 part glycerin/white Karo Syrup
2 Parts Regular Dawn /Regular Joy : 4 parts glycerin
: 1 part white Karo Syrup
Most importantly - just have FUN!