- 12 Cups Purified Water
- 1 Cup Cornstarch
- 2 Tablespoons Baking Powder
- 1 Cup Clear Dish Soap
- 2 Wooden dowels (we used 3/8 inch)
- 2 Eye Screws
- 2 Washers
- 2 pieces of Cotton Twine, 100 inches and 70 inches
There is something sort of magical and special about bubbles. Young and old are awed by the delicate translucent wonders. We play with them as babies and say farewell with them at weddings. And what's better than bubbles? GIANT BUBBLES!
With a few items you can pick up from Wal-Mart, you can be making big bubbles in no time. Here's what we used:
You don't want a lot of bubbles in your mixture, so we added water, baking powder, and cornstarch and then swished the bin to mix it up. We added the soap last and swished it just a little to mix it. Do your soap mixture first so you can let it sit while you make your bubble wands.
Screw in your eye hooks to the end of your wooden dowels, then tie the the 70 inch string to the each eye hook. Put both washers through the 100 inch string and tie them also to the eye hooks. It should look something like this:
Once we assembled our bubble maker we were so excited to try it out. And can I say?
It. Was. Awesome.
I was so impressed by how well Luke could do the bubbles. Sammy could do a few, but mostly he liked to pop Luke's bubbles. For large snake-like bubbles, dip your wands in your solution and step away from your bin and wave your arms (it's easy, you'll get it.) For round bubbles, dip your wands, step away from your bin to form the bubble, then bring the wands back together.
We had SO much fun. If you don't do anything else this summer, make these bubbles!