I bet you have not given this blowing bubble activity any thought as a child party activity?
I bet you didn’t even know that it was possible?
I will give you a few recipes to try out and a couple of tool ideas. You can have a great deal 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 make bubbles. Wire hangers bent into different shapes, empty milk containers, string, plastic bowls, or even your bare hands held in the ideal position. Make a circle with your thumb and index finger or create an even bigger circle using the hands’ thumbs and index fingers.
The really big bubbles need a great deal of solution which can get quite expensive. It’s therefor far more economical to combine your own.
The best detergents to use are Joy and Dawn detergents but you need to experiment to see what works best for you.
This guarantees colorful, sturdy bubbles. Glycerine can be purchased 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 appropriate! Hard water doesn’t 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 glycerine/white Karo Syrup
1 Component Regular Dawn /Regular Joy: 10 components distilled/soft water: 0.25 part glycerine/white Karo Syrup
Above all – just have FUN!