Yes, yes, bubbles are for all seasons…outdoor or indoor (if you don’t mind a bit of cleanup thereafter). But it really does for me! Longer days, and more time to play outside…and honestly, whats not fun about bubbles!? It’s an undeniable universal favourite amongst kids no matter which way you slice it.
What you will need:
-1 cup Water
-2 tablespoons Dishwashing liquid
-1 teaspoon Sugar
-1 tablespoon Glycerine(optional – if you don’t use glycerine, double up on the sugar)
-Mix the sugar in the water.
-Add glycerine now if you’re using, else add all sugar in now.
-Add the dishwashing liquid and gently mix into the sugar water.
-Twist your pipe cleaner into a bubble wand, decant your bubble mix into a small container. ( I used an old baby food jars here, and have also previously just used the old empty timy jam jars or containers of previous bubbles we’ve bought.
You know, I clearly remember my one brother and I used to get pretty excited when our Dad would whip up a small batch for us – much to my mother’s despair though. (You know, for wasting the Sunlight Liquid and all.) And whilst I think he got it right most of the time, sometimes the mix was just a bit off. I, however, think I may have perfected his recipe right here.
In fact, I recently used it to create a Self Service Bubble Station at the kid’s birthday party. I WAS going to use it for Parker-Grace’s first birthday party (see here) but totally forgot to put it out. This year, however, at her Birthday Monster-Bash held on Halloween, I totally remembered!(see here.)
And to keep the Halloween/Monster theme going, we branded it as Swamp Bubbles! Sunlight soap’s green colour went perfectly with this. However, if your liquid soap is see-through, you can put in 1 to 2 drops of food colorant to give it the same effect. Just be sure not to use too much as you may dilute the solution somewhat.
And that’s it! Hope you have bubbling good fun! X