2023 Author: Anita Thornton | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-05-22 03:30
Soap bubbles have been fun for kids since soap has been around. Since time, many things have been invented to do with these bubbles. Here are a few.
The easiest recipe
To start, you will need bubble soap. The simplest recipe is made with one cup of water, four tablespoons of dish soap, and one tablespoon of glycerin or corn syrup. You can adjust the amounts a bit and add a little food coloring if your dish soap isn't enough. Store leftovers in glass jars.
The best performing bubble soap recipe
To get a slightly more elaborate soap that will have bigger bubbles and be less sticky, mix:
- 6 cups of water
- ½ cup dish soap
- ½ cup cornstarch
- 1 c. baking powder
- 1 c. glycerine
You can finally fill all your empty bubble containers instead of throwing them away!
You can get performance soap that makes big bubbles online or in store at Brault & Bouthillier.
Rainbow Bubble Snake
To make tons of bubbles that go on forever, cut the bottom of a plastic bottle and tie a sock at the end with a rubber band or sticky paper. Next, mix some dish soap and water in a bowl and soak the bottom in your solution before blowing into the bottle.
You can also put some food coloring on the bottom before blowing, but expect to do a bit more damage. Remind your young children to blow out and not inhale to prevent them from eating bubbles. Finally, get outside to play, because this fun activity gets messy!
Pictures of bubbles
Pictures of your kids playing in the bubbles, your neighborhood through the bubbles, and the bubbles themselves all yield magical results. Taking pictures with the children and showing them how to find the right angle is a good activity that will give you great memories and maybe even something to decorate their room!
Painting with bubbles
When your bubble soap is full of dye, it colors the place where the bubbles burst. Take the opportunity to make beautiful crafts. You can keep the sheets as they are or cut shapes out of your new colored paper.
With two wooden sticks and cotton rope, you can makehuge bubbles with the kids. Just screw two small hooks into your poles to attach the rope to. Next, mix ten cups of water, one cup of dish soap, and ½ cup of glycerin in a large bowl. Let the rope soak in the preparation then move your sticks in the air to form bubbles almost as big as you.
To make your life easier, Brault & Bouthillier offers two models of giant bubble wands!
You can also form a bubble container out of hoop-sized foil. Then wrap a hoop with cotton balls to absorb more bubble soap, dip it in the liquid and gently rise to form a huge bubble all around the kids. It will be great fun for them (and a little hard on mom's thighs who will do a lot of squats!).
A more modest bubble setup
To achieve the same principle, but in a smaller version, insert string into two straws to form a square. By blowing into this square, your children will have nice big bubbles that are easy to handle.
Bubbles big as the table
By putting bubble soap in a pie plate, you can blow into it with straws and make a bubble as big as the plate. By spreading the liquid directly on a table, you will be able to make even bigger bubbles byfamily through experience and perseverance.
When it's so cold outside that our breath freezes, we can blow soap bubbles outside and they will freeze. It's nice to look at, the bubbles are harder to pop, and it gives an excuse to get outside when it's freezing cold.
Bubbles are serious business
If you think bubbles are just a kids pastime, think again! Take a look at this video featuring Ana Yang doing amazing shows with all kinds of bubbles, and you're sure to be impressed! And if one day your child tells you "Mom, when I grow up, I'll blow bubbles", take it seriously!