Hello my lovelies,
Here at Swish Cottage, we are always on the lookout for fun and educational things to do with DD. She absolutely adores blowing regular bubbles and DH, after watching a youtube video on creating these giant bubbles decided to give it a go.
It’s super easy.
All you need is a bit of dowel rod cut in two, some wool, Fairy washing up liquid, some water and some glycerine.
To make the bubble wands DH used the spare wooden thingie that opens the door to the loft. As I said, he cut them in two and tied the wool around the dowel rods on both ends in a loop. It should be quite a long piece of wool as you’ll see in the pictures below. DH says you could use sturdy sticks from the garden.
To make the bubble mixture you mix together, 1 part FAIRY dishwashing liquid to 6 parts water and mix in a couple of teaspoons of glycerine. DO NOT froth up the mixture. Mix slowly to combine.
It’s also worth mentioning that we tried this with cheap dishwashing liquid and it did not work so we recommend Fairy dishwashing liquid.
Please excuse my run down greenhouse. It’s due a makeover this Summer.
So once you’ve got your mixture made up and your ‘bubble wands’ ready, place the wool into the water as shown below.
You’ll notice that the wool will start to tangle a bit and as you lift up the wands, there will be bubble mixture in that triangle in the middle.
Slowly move your arms further apart and then swing you arms sideways to catch the wind/air which will cause the bubble to swell. Et voila!
A large magical bubble in the making! And there it goes!
Warning! Kids go nuts for these bubbles! There will be squeals and screams of delight… and you may not get any rest for a few days until the novelty wears off!
Cheap, cheerful and exciting!