I bet you haven’t given this blowing bubble activity any thought as a child party activity?
I bet you didn’t even know it was possible?
I will give you a few recipes to try out and also a few tool ideas. You can have lots of fun experimenting with the mixtures and making your own original bubble making tools.
There are a lot of things around you that may be used to create bubbles. Make a circle with your thumb and index finger or create an even bigger ring using both hands’ thumbs and index fingers.
The really big bubbles require a great deal of solution which can get quite expensive. It’s therefor far more economical to mix your own.
The best detergents to use are Joy and Dawn detergents but you need to experiment to determine what works best for you.
This ensures colorful, sturdy bubbles. Glycerine can be purchased from most drug stores, but it’s expensive. Karo Syrup is available at the supermarket and is cheaper.
Amazingly enough, not any water is suitable! Hard water doesn’t work whereas soft water does. Consider using your tap water, but if you fail to find great bubbles, try using distilled water.
1 Part Dawn Ultra/Joy Ultra: 15 parts distilled/soft water: 0.25 part glycerine/white Karo Syrup
1 Part Regular Dawn /Regular Joy: 10 parts distilled/soft water: 0.25 part glycerine/white Karo Syrup
Above all – just have FUN!