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Summer is fast approaching- and that means we are looking for fun learning activities to do outside in the gorgeous Colorado weather! We especially love activities that allow our girls to get messy (but not too messy!), run around, and laugh a lot (is there anything better than listening to your own children’s belly laughs?).
These homemade giant bubbles are the perfect activity for kids of all ages to learn and discover how gravity works. Here’s our simple tutorial for homemade giant bubbles. You can quickly and easily replicate endless summer fun at your house too!
- 1 large laundry tub or other bowl for mixing the bubble solution
- 2-4 12 or 18″metal skewers or other metal rod with a hook on the end
- Clothes line rope
- 3/4 hexagonal washer
- 6 -8 cups of room temperature water
- 1/2 C dish soap
- 1 tablespoon liquid glycerin (the glycerin was hard to find- I have read that personal lubricant works just as well)
For the bubble solution
Combine the water, dish soap, and glycerin in the large tub, and stir gently until the solution is just mixed. I had read that it is best to make the solution 24 hours in advance, but my girls couldn’t wait. I also thought it was important to allow them to get involved in every aspect of the project- we used the bubbles right after mixing and still got good results!
Need more help on how to create the solution? Check out our video here!
For the giant bubble wand
There are several ways to form the giant bubble wand, and you can play with what works best for you. I took about 6 feet of the clothesline rope. Halfway down, I threaded the hexagonal nut, and tied the end of the skewer on each side. I also did another one where I made a triangle between the nut and the two skewers, and it worked well also. It’s just a matter of what works best for you!
Bubble Fun For Everyone
Now the fun starts! Soak the clothesline in the bubble solution until it is nice and wet. Make sure not to agitate the solution too much, or it will make a lot of tiny bubbles instead of a liquid solution like you want for the giant bubbles. Then, slowly pull the skewers apart until a giant bubble is formed- and watch the bubble float! Or, as happened at Casa Pura Vida, our kids decided to pop the bubbles as soon as humanly possible- and let bubble solution rain down on them and their clothes. 🙂
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