Well, we are slowly gearing up to Summer.. and thought it was about time we had a go at making and testing some Bubble Recipes. The kids love love love blowing bubbles. And invariably some of the bubble mixture always lands on the floor to much tears and commotion. I thought it was about time we had a go at a homemade bubble recipe and find the “perfect” bubble recipe for us.
There are lots of Bubble Recipes out there, which can be a bit confusing. So we tried and tested and now we share our favourite … It really IS as simple as 1, 2, 3.. you only need, water, washing up liquid and glycerine…
Ingredients: 1 Liter (1/5 gallon) of (hot) water, 250ml (1 cup) of GOOD quality washing up liquid, 2-4 table spoons of glycerin (glycerin makes the bubbles thick and last longer – we added 4 spoons, though 2 should be enough)
You can find glycerin in the baking session of your supermarket. Glycerin is also great for adding to playdough, as well as snowglobes. So if you are a DIY mum, you will find many uses for it!
1) Mix all your bubble recipe ingredients. Tip 1: Try to avoid making bubbles as you do it – i.e. mix it as gently as possible.
2) Leave over night. Tip 2: The longer you leave it the better, if using as party favours, make it 1-2 before!
The kids then went and trialled it. They seemed happy (but disappointed than generally they could only manage 2-4 bubbles in one go).
And then we got out the REAL bubble recipe test (this is 30min after mixing it, I will update the post in a week or so, with updated bubbles). We asked Santa to help us:
Rather frustratingly my smartphone video function packed in – I had Pip Squeak running around the garden squealing in delight at our bubble recipe. That got cut off! Will try and film it again.
So. Summer… her we come, we are ready – tons of bubbles to keep us busy!!!
And here is a great Bubble Wands craft – so cute and they work SUPER WELL with our recipes!
If you are enjoying spending time outdoors with your bubbles, why not give these Paper Plate Frisbees a go too?