One of my favorite things to do as a kid is make homemade bubbles in the summer time. We started out small and then moved on to bigger and better things! I remember trying out different objects to see what would make the bigger bubbles. Wire coat hangers, pipe cleaners, traffic cones, paper towel rolls (don’t work by the way)…you name it, we probably tried to blow a bubble with it.
My kids can go to the store now and find all sorts of contraptions to blow bubbles with, which makes me sad! So I got to thinking, dug out my old bubble recipe that I perfected and decided that when school ends this week we are going to do a bubble craft. When we do I will share some pictures on my blog and here at Imperfect Women. In the meantime, here’s my “perfected” bubble recipe:
Crafty Mom of 3’s Bubble Recipe
- 6 cups of water (distilled works best but tap will work in a pinch)
- 2 cups of dish soap ( I have found that plain Dawn works best)
- 1 cup of corn syrup
- Stir in together and let it sit over night.
If you want to make a wand for the bubbles try a wire hanger, bend it into as perfect of a circle as you can get, bend the hook part together and wrap electrical tape to make a handle. If you are REALLY ambitious you can wrap cotton twine or yarn around the circle. It helps absorb the mixture to insure bigger bubbles.
Keep an eye out on my blog for pictures!
TGIFS!!!!! (Thank Goodness It’s Finally Summer!)
About the Author:
Jen Rattie (aka CraftyMomof3) is a mom of 3, blogger and avid crafter. She is a student of life and is currently teaching herself graphic web design. You can read all that Jen’s been up to on her blog My Crafty Life.