The Art of Blowing Bubbles
A Timeless Pastime
Bubble Blowing has evolved to be a favorite pastime to the young and old alike. As far back as 1733, Families who had no other means for toys were able to fashion a wand with wire and soap. The earliest bubble blowers were wands and pipes. . Bubble vintage sets were sold with a pipe a bar of soap and a dish. These appeared round the 1940's. Automated Bubble blowers have been around since the 1950's. The Howdy Doody show was the first character to be on a bubble blower
How to make your own bubble solution
- 1 cup water
2 tablespoons light karo syrup or 2 tablespoons glycerin
4 tablespoons dishwashing liquid
Mix ingredients together
- 1 cup granulated soap or soap powder
1 quart warm water
Liquid food coloring
After soap is dissolved in warm water mix the food coloring in until your desired color.
How to make a homemade bubble blower
It is as simple as taking pipe cleaners and making them into a circle shape. Twist two together to make a handle. You can even use the wire form a clothes hanger. You don't even have to take it apart. Just stretch the hanger part a little wider to make a giant bubble wand. Craft wire can also be used and is a little more pliable than the hanger wire!
Guinness Book of World Records
There have been some record breaking bubble blowing. In 2005 a mann according to the Guinness World Book of Records blew the largest bubble ever. It was 2.98 cubic meters) in size. If the bubble were filled with water, it would hold 788 gallons and weigh 3.2 tons. To give you another idea of its size, 13,627 baseballs would fit inside of it.
In New Zealand the longest Bubble ever was blown at 105-feet. this is also recorded in 1996e Guinness Book of World Records
the Guinness World Record for most people inside a single bubble when he enclosed 19 boys and girls over 5 feet tall inside a giant bubble at Chessington World of Adventures outside London in Surrey, UK.
Modern day bubble blowing
Bubble Blowing has taken to new heights with the invention of all sorts of bubble machines. They have bubble machines that make big bubbles, small bubbles and bubbles in bubbles. It i one of America's favorite pastimes and is around my house. Battery operated bubble machines even come in your favorite character.
Fantasy Bubble show
The Gazillion Bubble Show
There is actually a magic show featuring Gazillion Bubbles magicians. This show has ben featured on David Letter man and the Oprah Show. It is based in New York and has shows in Korea. The Bubble artists are featured in this website and are able t host a show lasting 85 minute with no intermission. The above video is from a separate show. I thought the Gazillion Bubbles clip was too commercial. If you watch the video above they show some neat tricks with light and smoke
who knew you could do so many cool things with bubbles?
- Gazillion Bubble Show! - Home -
- BBC NEWS | UK | England | Southern Counties | World soap bubble record popped
The world record for the most people encapsulated in a bubble has been broken at a theme park in Surrey.
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