Wednesday, July 7, 2010

A Great Way to Pass a Summer Afternoon - Wednesday

homemade bubble solution
Bubbles are a prerequisite for summer. But you don't have to go out and buy bubble solution ... you can make your own.

  • 1 cup good quality dish soap (trust me -- generic doesn't work so well)
  • 2-3 tsbp glycerin (found in the baking department of my specialty food store)*
  • Water
  • Old milk container
  • Bubble wands (get creative here -- we used old pancake forms)
Mix water, glycerin and soap in milk container. Allow to sit overnight. Pour into shallow dish, insert wand and blow away!

Take notice that no matter what the wand form the bubble always ends up round. Why? Surface tension! More bubble facts can be found here.

*Corn syrup can work instead of glycerin but is an attractant for bees and wasps.

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What are you doing for fun this summer?


Robin Norgren-Well of Creations said...

Our summer is ALL ABOUT BUBBLES! You have no idea how much we will use this recipe-THANK YOU!

Debi said...

bubbles and sidewalk chalk, the two staples of summer play! thanks for the bubble recipe!