Friday, June 17, 2011

The Quest for the Best Bubbles

With the beautiful weather we have been spending as much time as possible outside, and over the past few days we have been testing our outdoor bubble blowing! What does it take to make the best bubbles?
First, we use a homemade bubble solution. (I've had this recipe for years and to be honest, I never measure...)  I only ever use Dawn dish soap for this recipe. The other soaps just don't seem to cut it, and make sure that you use the original without any of the added extras.

1/2 c light corn syrup
1/2 c dish soap
 2 1/2 c water

Heat your water and corn syrup (either in the microwave or on the stove top). Corn syrup is very thick and takes time to dissolve in room temperature water. Using hot water or heating it will allow for better mixing. Then add your dish soap, mix well and enjoy!

Then, having a wide selection of bubble blowers is ideal. Here are a few of our favorites:
"Foam"erators make fantastic long strings of bubbly snakes. Sometimes they break and land on your toes. For a complete tutorial on how to make your own, click here. (We made some new ones this week and instead of using a rubber band, we used our hot glue guns to attach the fabric to the bottles).

Our kitchen mashers are fantastic for making bubbles too!

Cookie Cutters, Hula Hoops, Giant Bubble Blowers, Straws, Berry Baskets, Hat Driers, Pipe Cleaners, basically anything with a hole in it works!

What is your favorite things to use to blow bubbles? 

1 comment:

Play for Life said...

Oh Amy we LOVE bubbles ... (Um ... we being the children of course ... cough, cough!). Here are a few ways we've had fun with bubbles too.
Donna :) :)

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