I bet you haven’t given this blowing bubble activity any thought as a child party activity?
I bet you did not even know that it was possible?
I’ll give you a few recipes to try out and also a few tool ideas. You can have lots of fun experimenting with the mixtures and making your own original bubble making tools.
There are so many things around you that may be used to create bubbles. Wire hangers bent into different shapes, empty milk containers, string, plastic bowls, or even your bare hands held in the right position. Make a circle with your thumb and index finger or create an even larger circle using the hands’ thumbs and index fingers.
The really big bubbles require lots of solution which could get quite expensive. It’s therefor a lot more economical to combine your own.
The best detergents to use are Joy and Dawn detergents but you need to experiment to determine what works best for you.
You also need either glycerine or white Karo Syrup. This guarantees colorful, sturdy bubbles. Glycerine can be purchased from most drug stores, but it is expensive. Karo Syrup is available in the grocery store and is cheaper.
Surprisingly enough, not any water is suitable! Hard water doesn’t work whereas soft water does. Try using your tap water, but if you are not able to get good bubbles, try using distilled water.
1 Part Dawn Ultra/Joy Ultra: 15 parts distilled/soft water: 0.25 part glycerine/white Karo Syrup
1 Component Regular Dawn /Regular Joy: 10 components distilled/soft water: 0.25 part glycerine/white Karo Syrup
2 Parts Regular Dawn /Regular Joy : 4 parts glycerine : 1 part white Karo Syrup
Most importantly – just have FUN!