Have you seen the glee on a child's face when they play with bubbles? Well, try making these gigantic bubbles and you just might experience that joy afresh.
I made these last year for my son's Birthday party and I let some of the kids come up to the front to test out the bubble solution. It was a pretty cool activity that the kids really enjoyed. I guess it isn't everyday that you get to make giant bubbles.
Well, it's the school holidays and if you are looking for something fun to do with your kids, you might want to try this.
I tried the recipes online but they didn't work for me. I suspect that it has to do with the humidity. Somehow they kept bursting. In the end, I tried using Dawn and also more glycerin and a shallow tray. I am sure there is another combination that might work but this worked for me.
This is what I used :
- an old wire hanger
- a shallow tray
- 500 ml = approx 3/4 of 1 bottle (709ml) of ultra concentrated
:: Fairprice Finest @ Bishan Junction 8
- 225ml glycerine :: Phoon Huat (Baking Shops or Pharmacies)
- 500ml water
1. Mix the detergent and water gently together without creating bubbles in the solution.
2. Mix the glycerine into the soapy solution, again taking care not to create bubbles.
3. Leave it overnight and try not to create any bubbles on the surface as they will make it harder for giant bubbles to form.
- I tried making up a batch using a different detergent but my bubbles would form and burst almost immediately. Not a whole lot of fun. I found that Dawn detergent did make a difference.
- Many websites will say to leave the container overnight so as to allow the alcohol to evaporate. I did it and it worked.
- Also, do make your bubble solution in advance as it gets better with age. Kinda like wine :)
- I also think the weather affects the solution.
- One last note, you might want to test this out and make sure your bubble solution works before you tell the kids. If you find that the bubbles are still bursting immediately after they are formed, add more glycerin because that is what keeps them whole.
Have a competition and see who can make the biggest bubble. Make sure you have a camera nearby cos you will want a photo of it! Have fun!