As Jill and Brad's visit is nearing an end, I had one last activity I wanted to do with the kids before they head back to up-state NY. Bubbles are always such fun, so when I saw these GIANT bubbles I knew I had to give them a try!
|Ryan caught on quickly and was making some pretty impressive bubbles in no time.|
I found the instructions at a great blog called Tatertots and Jello who tweaked the instructions from a blog called Down Memory Lane.
Purified water, a clear dish detergent and glycerin are all that is needed for the bubble solution. I had a really hard time finding liquid glycerin. The two crafts stores in our area (AC Moore and Michael's) do not carry it. They suggested a pharmacy but none of our pharmacies carried the kind we needed. I finally found it at Whole Foods.
I followed the recipe from Tatertots and Jello but added more water as the liquid was a bit too heavy. Apparently humidity has a lot to do with good bubble making and since it is so humid here in August, thinner was better.
Here is what I used to make the
1 Gallon Purified Water (original recipe called for 12 cups)
5 cups Unscented and uncolored Dish-washing Soap ( I used Palmolive)
1/2 cup Glycerin (I found mine at Whole Foods in the Body Department)
Making the wands with Raiders help!
We made the wand exactly as described on Tatertots and Jello
Making the Wands
2 Wooden Dowels ( we used 24" dowels that we had in the garage)
2 Eye screws
Cotton String (we used kitchen twine) (Tatertots and Jello started out with 20 pound weight butchers string but found that it was too thick, so ended up using 3 pound weight string she found at Home Depot)
Making Giant Bubbles
We had to give it a few tries before getting the hang of making the bubbles but as you can see, even little Shae was able to master it.
Thank you so much Tatertots and Down Memory Lane for your posting these great tutorials!