Happy Friday! Another crazy fun week of summer has come and gone. We’re getting 100 degree heat and I love it! Friday means we have another Summer Fun Friday idea!
*UPDATE* We showed these bubbles on KUTV’s Fresh Living! Check it out HERE.
We went camping this last weekend and brought along bubble and bubble wand supplies. This can all be done with things around the house! We were making giant, awesome bubbles!
Let’s talk bubble recipe first:
6 cups water
1 cup corn syrup
2 cups dish soap (not concentrated)
Combine the corn syrup and water in a large container.
Then gently mix in the dish soap. Don’t stir too aggressively, we don’t want it to get frothy.
Yes, we are stirring with a funnel. : )
That’s it! Bubble making time!
We had so much fun trying all kinds of items to make bubbles. We tried a funnel, mason jar rings, pipe cleaners, and straws and string. Plus a couple dollar store bubble wands.
First up, the funnel. The idea of the funnel is that younger ones can easily blow into the big opening. Just dip the funnel tip into the bubble mix and blow through the big opening. I seem to have not taken a picture of the kids using the funnel. It worked okay, I’d like to see if a better funnel would work better. Plus, the funnel bubbles were small and we were anxious to make huge ones. For smaller kids who love to blow bubbles, but can’t quite use the little bubble wand, this is a great option. : )
Second, mason jar rings. These worked great! They were a fun way to mix up the bubble blowing.
Next, pipe cleaners (my favorite!) The kids could twist these together by themselves into a big or small circle. Then just dip the circle part into the bubble solution and blow, or let the wind do it for you. We found that 3 pipe cleaners made just the right size circle. Any bigger and the bubbles broke before really forming. The pipe cleaner wands were the easiest for all ages and the most successful. Super fun! And huge bubbles!!
(Despite the serious faces, they were having tons of fun. They were very focused while making the bubbles. : )
Last, string and straw wands. These made the BIGGEST bubbles, but took more practice and effort to master the skill. Once the kids got it though, they loved it! Even the five year olds figured out how to use it after a handful of tries.
How to make them:
Thread some string (we used embroidery floss) through 2 straight straws.
Tie the ends together and slide the knot inside a straw.
Then hold up the two straws spreading the string evenly between the them.
To make bubbles:
Hold the straws side by side and dip the whole thing into the bubble mix. Then as you pull the straws up out of the mix, slowly pull the straws apart. Then the wind does the rest.
To close the bubble, slowly move the straws back together. As shown below. : )
This is my oldest daughter Adrianne, she’s 10, and she had this fully mastered!
(Don’t mind all the camp junk in the picture, I probably should have been a little pickier about our bubble blowing location.)
Popping HUGE bubbles is pretty much irresistible!
This was loads and loads of fun! It kept the kids entertained for a long time. And there was lots of yelling and squealing going on as we watched each giant bubble!
A must do for some summer fun! : )
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