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‘Soak’ up the sun

Posted on Jun 26 2021 in Features
Kids blowing bubbles
Playing with bubbles is one of the great parts of being a kid! You can even make them at home.

Nothing inspires giggles and glee in even the youngest kids as much as blowing soap bubbles. Though bubbles can be blown anywhere, it’s extra-fun to create them outside and watch them shimmer in the sunlight!

It’s very easy to make your own bubble solution. Just mix 2 T. of dish soap with 1 cup of water. A better, longer-lasting solution calls for 1 T. glycerin (available in drug stores), 2 T. dish soap and 9 oz. water. Double, triple or quadruple the recipe as needed. Place in a container (or several containers) that you can take outside to make the bubbles. A tip: It’s best to mix up the solution the day before you use it.

Now that you have the bubble solution, you’d need a wand to actually make the bubbles. There are several ways to make a wand:

  1. Loop a 10-inch piece of string around the end of a coat hanger. You’ll be able to make big bubbles with this wand!
  2. Make a small loop with a chenille stem (pipe cleaner). Attach another chenille stem to that to use as a handle.
  3. A fly swatter can be used as a bubble wand. The tiny grids of the fly swatter can create loads of bubbles at once.
  4. Dip a small cookie cutter in the bubble solution and then make bubbles.