Some big bubbles and some little bubbles – let the FUN begin!
I have been on a quest for the perfect homemade bubble for a lloonnggg time, and now PERFECTION!
The young kids had a great time and the big kids became quite competitive to see who could make the best and biggest bubble.
If you look close you will see the bubble above my grandson’s head he made, and of course Stan’s very cool bubble which broke as I snapped the picture!
6 c water (distilled works best)
1/2 c blue dawn dish detergent (MUST be DAWN non-ultra is supposed to work best, but ultra-concentrated works fine)
1/2 c corn starch
1 Tbl. baking powder (yes, that is baking powder)
1 tbs glycerine (in most grocery stores)
Dissolve cornstarch in water, stirring really well.Then gently mix in the remaining ingredients. Avoid creating a lot of froth.Allow mixture to sit for at least one hour ( but best to use that day), stirring occasionally if you see cornstarch settling to the bottom.
We made some with pipe cleaners which are simply 2 twisted together then a loop formed at one end. Twisting two together makes it sturdy for little hands. Be sure to wrap the ends of the pipe cleaners in so no one gets poked.The kids had a terrific time with these inexpensive pipe cleaner bubble forms.
They are simply made from yarn and straws. Push the yarn through the straws and leave about 12″ – 16″ of yarn between either end of the straws. The straws from 7-11 work AWESOME.
And let…the contest…..of the biggest baddest bubble begin!!!
NOTE: As you use the bubble solution, keep GENTLY stirring up the baking powder to keep it mixed in – but avoid a froth.
Recipe source unknown – Copyright Carrie Groneman, A Mother’s Shadow, 2014
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