Summer Project — Make Giant Bubbles!

10 Aug

 When we were walking through New York’s Central Park a couple weeks ago, we came upon a man making giant bubbles. Ella was mesmerized. She thought it was the best thing she had ever seen. 

Then a couple days ago, my good Friend Rhonda posted pictures of her kids doing the same thing. I knew I needed to make some with my kids!

So yesterday we did. And it was surprising — even the older kids spent hours making giant bubbles! 

This needs to be on your Summertime Bucket List! 
It is such a fun activity to do with your kids!
Rhonda has a wonderful tutorial on her blog. Because it’s so hot and dry here, we changed a few things up to make our bubbles last longer.
Supplies:
Bubble Solution:
12 cups Purified Water
5 cups Unscented and uncolored Dishwashing Soap ( I used Dawn)
1/2 cup Glycerin (I found mine at Hobby Lobby in the Soap Making Section)
  1. Pour the water into a bucket. I used a clean plastic container.
  2. Pour the dishwashing soap into the water. Then mix it gentle with a wooden spoon.
  3. Pour the glycerin in. Mix gently again. You don’t want ANY bubbles.
Make the Wands:
2 Wooden Dowels ( we used 24″ dowels that I found at Walmart)
2 Eye screws
4 Washers
Cotton String (I started out with 20 pound weight butchers string but found that it was too thick, so ended up using 3 pound weight string I found at Home Depot)
  1. Drill a hole in the end of the dowel. (I just got a Dremel through the DIY Club, so this was the first thing I used if for and it worked great!)
  2. Screw the Eye Hook into the hole you just drilled until it is secure.
  3. Cut a 100 inch piece of cotton string. And another piece of string that is 70 inches. (you can make the string as long or short as you like — as long as one string is longer than the other — we wanted our bubbles BIG)
  4. Put the four washers through the 100 inch string.
  5. Put the ends of both pieces of string through one of the eye hooks and tie a knot. Do the same thing on the other eye hook. Now you should have a long string and a shorter one that runs from one dowel to the other. 

How to Make Giant Bubbles:
  1. Take your bucket outside.
  2. Put the end of the dowels in the bucket and the string should be submerged. 
  3. Bring the ends of the dowels up from the bubble solution, together until about chest high.
  4. Then separate the dowels by pulling them outward so the string makes a triangle — pointing down. The washers will weigh the center of the bottom string down.
  5. Step backward quickly so that the air goes through the bubble solution between the dowels and makes a bubble. 

Notes–
**it takes quite a few times to get the hang of it. But once you figure it out, there are hours of fun to be had!!
** You may have to ‘tweak’ the bubble solution a little depending on where you live. We had to add more glycerin that was in most of the recipes that we found in order to get our bubbles to last longer. I think this is because we live in a very dry climate.
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XOXO
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