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Giant Bubbles!!!

Thursday, April 17th, 2014

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Are you ready to make some amazing HUGE bubbles?

Here is what you will need:

2 dowels or one dowel cut in two (I actually used an old broom stick and cut it in two each side is 2 ft long)

Two eye hooks you know the ones that have the circle at the top

Rope- I used rope I already had at home, if I were to go out and buy some I would get something thinner, Like the rope you use to hang laundry would be perfect. Important- You want it to be cotton or soft nylon

I cut my pieces to these lengths top rope is 30 inches bottom rope is 86 inches

a Washer

Directions-

1. Make sure you cut your dowels to your desired length

2. Attach the eye hooks- 1 hook on the end of each dowel

3. Attach the shorter rope first tie each side to each eye hook

4. Attach the longer rope. Attach one side first to one eye hook, slide the washer on and then attach the other side of the rope to the other eye hook.

5. This is optional. But I like to take a lighter to the frayed ends of the rope to stop the fraying and to give the rope a longer life.

6. That’s it enjoy! Make your own Bubble Solution I recommend any of my Amazing Bubble Recipes! Just make sure you make them a day ahead of time to make sure they work really well!

 
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The great thing about this Bubble maker other than the fact that it makes HUGE bubbles is that you do not need a large bubble solution container. We used a sand bucket.
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You can see that the kids had no trouble making huge bubbles!
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They hardest thing for my kids is the waiting to pop the bubbles. They wanted to run and pop each bubble before they were done being made.
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You can see the washer helps hold down the rope and keeps it from getting to tangled.
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I told you huge amazing bubbles!
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They were so incredible!
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And that’s it now its your turn. Go make a giant bubble blower maybe you already have everything you need…
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To make bubbles like this!!!

Oh and just incase you want to look up some other amazing bubble ideas check out this post where we had a Bubble Playdate and made the bubble blower like you see below and more!
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Making Scented Bubbles

Monday, April 29th, 2013

I went to a craft store by my house and saw they were selling scented bubbles. I immediately put it on my list of things to make and then sadly forgot about it…until now. The kids have had the tummy flu and are still battling it which means we have been home and looking for things to do. I knew I wanted to do something easy that would keep them busy and enjoying some time outside. Cue the amazing and oh so pretty scented bubbles.

First check out my post on Bubble Recipes I have five fantastic recipes there. All of them can be adapted to add scent. Making your own bubble wands out of pipe cleaners is just extra credit.

So here it is super simple. I added a few drops between 5-10 of essential oil or extract add more or less depending on the strength of the scent you want. That’s it. I added food coloring to just to make them look a little different liquid watercolors would have worked as well.

Looking to make it even more simple. Buy your bubbles and just add some essential oil or extract to your store bought bubbles.


Another easy way to add scent if you don’t want to go the essential oil/ extract route is to buy scented dish soap when making your bubbles.

I am going to try making bubbles with kool-aid as well to see how that goes. I figure making a simple syrup with the kool-aid will keep it from separating. I will see and update this post later.

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Bubble Playdate

Sunday, August 26th, 2012


Check out all my AMAZING Bubble Recipes here

To make the Large bubble Blower- Just wrap fabric or rope (that’s what I used) around a cheap hula hoop. Thats it! It was super simple!

I had a ton of other bubble blowing activities actually we made all the recipes from my Bubble;e Recipe page but the Giant Bubbles became the main and only attraction!

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Bubble Recipes

Wednesday, April 25th, 2012

    Note: All these bubble recipes get better with time so make them a day or two ahead of time

Bubble Solution 1

2 Cups Dawn Dish Detergent
6 cups water
4 tablespoons of glycerin

Stir slowly if you make to many bubbles while stirring its harder to get the bubble blowers to work well. Enjoy!
Blowing Bubbles on paper. You just add some liquid water color or food coloring to the bubble solution put a straw in and blow. Like blowing bubbles in your milk or apple juice kids love this and it makes awesome prints when you put a paper underneath.


Bubble Solution 2

6 cups water
2 cups Dawn dishwashing liquid
3/4 cup light corn syrup

Mix all ingredients together in a LARGE container. Shake everything up and let sit for a FEW hours. Pour into empty bubbles containers or sensory table and enjoy!

You can provide pipe cleaners so the kids can make their own bubble wands in whatever shape and size they want.

Bubble Solution 3

12 cups of water
1 cup of dishwasher soap Dawn or Joy
1 cup of cornstarch or (corn flour in the UK)
2 tablespoons of baking powder

Mix all ingredients together in a LARGE container. Shake everything up and let sit for a FEW hours. Pour into empty bubbles containers or sensory table and enjoy!

Bubble Solution 4 (Bouncy Bubbles)

1 package Gelatin (knox unflavored)
4 tablespoons Glycerin
1 cup Dawn Dish Detergent

1. Dissolve one package unflavored gelatin into one cup of hot water (just boiled).
2. Then add 4 tablespoons glycerin and 1 cup Dawn Dish Detergent. Stir gently.
3. The solution will gel as it cools. Reheat it carefully in the microwave (about two minutes).

Bubbles made with this solution will bounce off your clothes!

The BEST Bubbles EVER

2 cups Dawn dishwashing liquid
4 Cups Glycerine
1 cup light corn syrup
12 Cups distilled water (tap will work if you have good water quality)

Mix all ingredients together in a LARGE container. Shake everything up and let sit for a FEW hours. Pour into sensory table and enjoy! This Bubble solution is super thick and makes bubbles that bounce. You can use more distilled water to dilute if you want to thin it out a bit.


Almost every bubble was bigger then Mikey


Click on the pictures so you can see how awesome these bubbles really are. They are hard to see in these small pics but when you click you will get the full pic!


Other Ideas: Provide nets for Bubble catching

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Alien Bubbles- Science

Wednesday, March 14th, 2012

We took dry ice and made bubbles. It was super easy all you need is Dry Ice, an empty container with a tight fitting lid, a tube, a funnel, duct tape, bubble solution and a container to put it in.
And you can make these amazing bubbles
You just put the funnel in the bubble solution and all the gas from the dry ice creates smoke filled bubbles
When you pop them the smoke lingers it is pretty awesome
Catching a Bubble
popping the Bubble isn’t that awesome.
The funnel made huge bubbles

Pop!
Smaller bubbles




The contraption

Add hot water fast and close quickly
This was one of my favorite projects ever. We will definitely be doing it again!

Bubble Solution 1

2 Cups Dawn Dish Detergent
6 cups water
4 tablespoons of glycerin

Stir slowly if you make to many bubbles while stirring its harder to get the bubble blowers to work well. Enjoy!

or

Bubble Solution 2

6 cups water
2 cups Dawn dishwashing liquid
3/4 cup light corn syrup

Mix all ingredients together in a LARGE container. Shake everything up and let sit for a FEW hours. Pour into empty bubbles containers or sensory table and enjoy!

Bubble Solution 3

12 cups of water
1 cup of dishwasher soap Dawn or Joy
1 cup of cornstarch or (corn flour in the UK)
2 tablespoons of baking powder

Mix all ingredients together in a LARGE container. Shake everything up and let sit for a FEW hours. Pour into empty bubbles containers or sensory table and enjoy!

Bubble Solution 4 (Bouncy Bubbles)

To make Bouncy Bubble Solution

1 package Gelatin (knox unflavored)
4 tablespoons Glycerin
1 cup Dawn Dish Detergent

1. Dissolve one package unflavored gelatin into one cup of hot water (just boiled).
2. Then add 4 tablespoons glycerin and 1 cup Dawn Dish Detergent. Stir gently.
The solution will gel as it cools. Reheat it carefully in the microwave (about two minutes).

Bubbles made with this solution will bounce off your clothes!

The BEST Bubbles EVER

2 cups Dawn dishwashing liquid
4 Cups Glycerine
1 cup light corn syrup
12 Cups distilled water (tap will work if you have good water quality)

Mix all ingredients together in a LARGE container. Shake everything up and let sit for a FEW hours. Pour into sensory table and enjoy! This Bubble solution is super thick and makes bubbles that bounce. You can use more distilled water to dilute if you want to thin it out a bit.

For blowing bubbles one of our favorite tools are strawberry baskets the little green ones you get strawberries in and fly swatters. But there are so many things you can use to blow bubbles like our alien bubble machine!

Note: All these bubble recipes get better with time so make them a day or two ahead of time