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Monday, 22 September 2014

Giant bubbles receipe : ephemeral sculptures w air, DIY in the wind

Homemade Giant Bubble Recipe:

Ingredients for homemade giant bubbles
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  • 6 cups water (distilled is best but tap water is fine)
  • 1/2 cup blue Dawn dish detergent
    *I used the ultra concentrated, but NON ultra (original) is supposed to work even better.
  • 1/2 cup corn starch (corn flour in the UK)
  • 1 tbsp baking powder (not baking soda)
  • 1 tbsp Glycerine
    (in place of design dazzle’s secret ingredient)

To make your bubble mixture:

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.  Some of ours continued to settle even while we played with it, but it was fine.

The more bubbles you make, the better the mixture gets! 

The first several bubbles popped immediately, and I was feeling deflated, but the more we played with the mixture, the silkier it got, and within a few minutes, we were creating HUGE bubbles.  Some would lift off, and float way above the houses and out of sight.  It was crazy-cool!   We found our groove – arms high and walking backwards worked best for us.

How to make a bubble wand for your homemade giant bubbles:

homemade giant bubble wand with straws and string
 I used two drinking straws, and a length of yarn that was 6 to 8 times longer than the length of one straw.  Thread the yarn through the straws, tie a knot, and you’re good to go!
giant homemade bubbles - happy hooligans
This homemade giant bubble mix really does make the biggest bubbles ever.  It was a fabulous activity, and great for all ages;  my son and I had just as much fun with it as the little ones did.

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