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Friday, March 16, 2012

Anything Can Happen: Bubble Bonanza

When much of the United States is having unusually mild weather kids are especially itchy to get out side and play.  Even adults are enjoying the sun and mild weather... so here is an idea for celebrating the next warm day...

1. Save money and create extra fun making your own giant bubble liquid!

Mix the following ingredients [proportions can be approximate]:
1/2 cup liquid dishwashing soap
2 cups of water
4 Tablespoons of glycerin*

Glycerin is what makes the bubbles bigger and also stronger. If you don’t have any glycerin, some cooking oils  will work to a lesser degree. *
Another blogger suggests a bit more water and 1/2 cup of corn syrup instead of the glycerin. I haven't tried it, but it sounds simpler to do on the spur of the moment especially. Thanks Mamas Weeds! [mamasweeds.com]  
2. Make unusual bubble wands from things at home:
...metal coat hangers and poles
...pipe cleaners for smaller one
... string and poles
     
For directions on how to use yarn and straws to make giant bubble wands at home click here for a post by fellow blogger "MamasWeeds" full of pictures and step by step help.

If you read her post you will see other photos of even just using your hands to make awesome bubbles. 

Whatever your age.... give it a try.  It's good clean [albeit a bit sticky] fun! 

I can almost guarantee laughter, delight, and memories that will last far beyond the best bubble.

Image credit and thanks to: treebeard31blogstore.blogspot.com, bigbubblewands.com,mamasweeds.com

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