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Bubbles Are Fun!

Updated on March 18, 2013
Chasing a get away bubble.
Chasing a get away bubble.

A Magic Wand

There it sat on a shelf in the old Ben Franklin store in a green plastic bottle with a dusty white lid. That little bottle held pure magic inside and the proof was a picture showing perfectly shaped bubbles flying through the air. Classic impulse shopper that I was it had me hook line and sinker. I couldn't pay for it fast enough and opened it the second I stepped out of the store.

The bubble wand that came with the mysterious magic liquid was in my hand in no time. My funny attempts to make bubble magic were underway. I sputtered and spat until I managed to make a few quality bubbles leave the wand. As a little girl it was amazing to see that clear liquid transform into bubbles floating through the air. They looked like a mixture of oil and water with rainbows running through them. I was a fan of bubbles for life.

Bubbles National Appeal

Did you know that there is a National Bubble Week? Yes a whole week devoted to making bubbles, blowing bubbles, and chasing bubbles. A very creative person who has made a career out of making bubbles is Geoffrey Akins. He is an author, inspirational speaker, and uses bubbles to demonstrate the importance of determination and the idea that anything is possible. Check out his web site and see if you don't buy or make some bubbles of your own real soon.

If you want to try making your own bubbles here is a bubble recipe sure to bring lots of smiles and fun. Be sure to take pictures of your creations and share them!

Stir together six parts water, two parts Joy or Dawn dish washing liquid (these brands work best) and 3/4 part corn syrup. Then create enormous, glistening bubbles by pouring some solution into a large, flat pan (a large roasting pan works well) and using a plastic hanger as a wand.

The Wonder of Bubbles

The trouble with bubbles is once you start playing around with them its hard to stop. Each one is unique in shape, color and size. They often reflect light and shapes making them interesting to watch as they float through the air. Making and playing with bubbles is fun for children and adults.

A house reflected within a bubble.
A house reflected within a bubble.
A Serious Bubble Maker
A Serious Bubble Maker

Bubbles at Special Occasions

The market for bubbles has gone from just fun for kids to being part an important part of weddings. I've been to several weddings recently where small decorative bottles of bubbles were handed to all the guests. One of the bottles had two little wedding bells on a strand of white ribbon. The other bubble bottle had a white bow with the names of the bride and groom imprinted on it.

When the couples emerged from the church all the guests started blowing bubbles instead of the traditional rice. It was beautiful to see hundreds of bubbles surrounding the couples and guests at both of these weddings.

If you do decide to use bubbles indoors be aware of the floors surface potential to become slippery. Bubbles work best outdoors on rougher surfaces thereby much safer for all involved.

Bubble Reflections

Bubbles reflect anything and everything they float near. It could be plants and flowers, a driveway, a house or even the sky.

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      Green Art 6 years ago

      Thanks for stopping in Movie Master. Have fun making bubbles and being silly with your grandchildren. They have a way of letting you be a kid again. My grandson keeps me young and on my toes.

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      Movie Master 6 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Green Art, I love playing bubbles with my grandchildren and am going to try making your solution, that's a great idea.

      Your Grandson looks as though he is having a wonderful time, how lovely:-)

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      Green Art 6 years ago

      I hope you have tons of fun Robin making bubbles with your three year old. My Grandson is three and in the photos in this hub. If I mention getting the bubbles out he always says yes. We go through a lot of bubbles too.

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      Robin Edmondson 6 years ago from San Francisco

      Bubbles might be the best thing for kids to play with! There aren't many activities that bring more giggles and fun. I'm going to try the recipe that you gave with the hangers. Wonderful idea! It is especially great because our three year old always spills the bubbles and is so upset afterward; now I can just make more!