Then we created three different bubble wands and tested four different homemade bubble solutions, which I made up ahead of time. In addition the kids could make Popped Bubble Art.
|We added food coloring to a bubble solution.|
Here are the solutions we tested.
6 cups water
½ cup Dawn dish detergent
½ cup cornstarch
1 Tbsp baking powder
1 Tbsp glycerine
Dissolve the cornstarch in the water, stirring really well. Then gently stir in the remaining ingredients. Avoid creating a lot of froth. Allow your mixture to sit for at least an hour, stirring occasionally if you see the cornstarch settling to the bottom.
4 cups warm water
½ cup sugar
½ cup dishwashing liquid
Combine the sugar and warm water. Stir until the sugar is fully dissolved. Add the dishwashing liquid and stir again.
1 cup warm water
2 Tbsp liquid dish soap or laundry detergent
1 Tbsp glycerine
1 tsp sugar
Gently stir all ingredients together.
1 cup dishwashing liquid
15 cups water
This program was MESSY and the floor got very slippery! Definitely a program that is better suited for outdoors.
|Making bead bubble wands.|
|More bead bubble wands.|
|Straw and yarn wands.|
|This was by far the funnest wand, straws inside the top of a water bottle. Lots and lots of bubbles!|
|Some even got creative and tried to make 3D wands.|
|The straw and yarn wands allowed for HUGE bubbles!|
|Getting creative and using other things for wands. We also got out clean socks to see if they could hold the bubbles.|
Ideas came a variety of blogs and websites, including:
Bead Bubble Wands: http://pinkandgreenmama.blogspot.com/2012/03/mirror-mirror-puppy-love-bubble-potion.html#.VEKB3iLF_To
Bubble Blower: http://bhoomplay.wordpress.com/2010/09/13/bubbles_blower/
Straw and Yarn Wand: http://myhomespunthreads.blogspot.com/2011/05/day-30-diy-bubbles-wands-and-blowers.html
Popped Bubble Art: http://www.broogly.com/project/popped-bubble-art