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Fun with Kids – Ultimate Bubbles!

Ultimate Bubbles

If you’ve read enough of my posts, then you know that I am a bubble fanatic. They are just so pretty and relaxing! Plus, I can set up the bubble machine and get 30 minutes of happy, jumping children while I sit in my lawn chair and lounge. I love bubbles.

I have found some great bubbles and some not-so-great bubbles. Great bubbles are wedding bubbles (in the little, tiny personal use containers or the really big, refill containers). Not-so-great are any bubbles you try to make at home without enough glycerin and Miracle Bubbles. Miracle Bubbles are everywhere; they are cheap in both senses of the word. The bubbles are few and far between and pop before you can get to them – so disappointing.

On to the good news. I have found a DIY bubble solution that is AWESOME! Plus, a great way of making big bubbles. Here is the formula for Ultimate Bubbles:

5 cups water
2 cups Dawn dish soap – yes, it must be Dawn and not another brand or knock off. It has something to do with the glycerin content I think.
1 cup corn syrup

You can make a jug of bubbles with this. I recommend pouring everything in to a milk jug so you can keep it easier.

We made some really big bubbles with these. My father has a contraption that is basically two pieces of string (on longer, one shorter) on two sticks. You soak the strings first, then holding the sticks apart you push forward and up in to the air bringing the sticks together at the end. Viola! Big bubbles!

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So cool!

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Dear Kids – Announcement: I’ve Found the Best Bubbles Ever!

Dear Kids,

I have found the best bubbles ever! And they are….Wedding Bubbles! Possibly they are the best because who’s going to mess with a bride, right? These bubbles work in any container, from the long bubble sticks to a standard non-spill cup to the bubble machine. They produce lots of bubbles and the bubbles last. We set the bubble machine going in the back yard and Daddy saw them when he was jogging up to the house from the neighbors front yard – pretty cool. They are so thick they make a ‘snap’ sound when they pop. I know this makes me a bubble geek, but I just love these bubbles!

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(This is the refill jug since we use a LOT of bubbles. The small containers
of wedding bubbles sold in trays also work really well.)

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Fun with Kids – Bubble Mania

This morning the kiddos and I had fun with bubbles! First we made or own bubble solution that is supposed to make good big bubbles (1.5 cup water, 1/4 cup corn syrup, 1/2 cup concentrated liquid dish detergent).

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It worked pretty well, but when we started running low we cheated and topped off with bottled bubbles.

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We used a water bottle with the bottom cut off, a bent hanger, and the tops off two ‘belly washer’ bottles to blow the bubbles. Fun!

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