Its tough to sift through childhood memories and not remember a time when blowing bubbles was not the biggest deal in the world for a short (or extended, we don't judge) period of time. Luckily, making an enjoyable and easy bubble blowing experience at home your young champions is quick and safe.
water: 1 cup
dish soap or liquid detergent: 4 tablespoons
glycerine: 2 tablespoons
string (yarn) or straws
Create the Concoction
In a large bowl or container, mix the water, dish soap and glycerine. Stir the elements together well. Glycerine can be purchased at local drug stores or pharmacies as well as many grocery stores. It is used as a moisturiser.
Feel free to add food colouring to the solution in order to give it a fun colour. You can also add a bit of sugar (1 teaspoon) until it dissolves completely. This will add a shiny texture to your bubbles that kids love.
Make the Bubble Wand
There can be no bubbles without a bubble wand. This is the device that is used to blow the bubbles. Wands can be made from a variety of items and should be done by the parents for safety and quality reasons. If you already have a wand, skip to the next step.
Wire Hangers - these work well and are sturdy. Open and straighten a wire hanger with a pair of pliers. Create a loop at one end the hanger and secure it by wrapping the open end of the hanger around the wire at the base of the loop with your pliers. Feel free to wrap yarn around this loop as it will absorb more solution.
Pipe Cleaners - Bend the pipe cleaners into shape using your hands and as described in the paragraph above.
String - You can tie a loop at one end of string and use it to blow bubbles by running or moving to open the loop.
Straws - kids can dip the end of the straw into the solution and then blow out from the other end. Be sure that they do not get tempted and drink or such the solution.
Enjoy the Combo
Use your bubble wand by dipping it into the solution. Take the wand out and blow through it slowly. Repeat as needed. You can also run around letting air pass through the loop of the wand to create bubbles.
You can store your bubble solution in plastic or glass containers. Cover and store at room temperature. Shake well before re-using.