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How to Make Giant Bubbles

Updated on February 7, 2014

Everyone Loves Bubbles

Do you remember as a kid, playing with bubbles? I do. Now that I am grown I find my kids love to play with bubbles, too. There is an endless supply of fun when there are bubbles in the air. I don't really understand the fascination, but it seems to be something that everyone has done at least once in their lives.

There are several reasons I think they are so much fun. The first is because they are so cheap to make. You can make your own with a little dish soap and something round with a hole in the center, maybe a coat hanger or a piece of string. Bubbles are lighter than air. They float. There is something majestic about them. They have almost a spirituality about them. Finally, they're extremely fun to pop. If you can get them to be really big, you can watch them pop in a chain reaction. They are beautiful.

Quick Bubble Recipe - I can not believe how Simple this is.

The cool thing about this recipe is you should have all of these ingredients in your house right now. When you need to find a way to entertain your kids, you can throw the solution together and put them outside and let them have a ball. Who knows, you might just have as much fun as they will playing with this awesome idea.

I remember playing with bubbles as a kid. Usually it was just with a bottle and one of those small wands that you can get at any dollar store. There were a few time when I was given a bubble gun or a large wand that blew bigger bubbles.

6 Cups of Water

2 Cups of Dish Soap (Dawn works best)

1 Cup of Light Corn Syrup

Mix Well. Let it Sit overnight if you can.

Giant Bubble Recipe - Complex Recipe - Great for the Biggest Bubbles

This is a slightly strange recipe. Some of the ingredients are available at your grocery store. Don't ask me to explain the ingredients. I think the video does a better job than I would ever do, but this recipe will make for great, humongus bubbles that will last for a long time.

1 1/2 Gallons of hot water

half teaspoon of J-Lube (or other brand personal lubricant)

One tube (4.25oz) of Surgilube

1/4 cup of glyceine (99.5 or better)

Stir Till Blended. Don't let a foam appear.

Add 16 oz of Non-Ultra Dawn

1/2 cup of Dawn Manual Pot & Pan Solution

Mix Well

How to Make Unbelievably Big Bubbles - A Great Book for Your Bookshelf

I bet you didn't know there was a book about making bubbles. I guess this proves the fact that there truly is a book about everything. All you have to do is look for it. I like this book because of the pictures mostly.

If you are serious about blowing the biggest bubbles possible, then you have to get a hold of this book. Take a moment and visit amazon to see what people are saying about it in the reviews. You can also view the first few pages for free.

Big Bubbles Book Kit-
Big Bubbles Book Kit-

If you have a passion for bubbles, You should own this book. It tells you how to make really large bubbles. Take a quick look at the preview on amazon. It is truely fastenating.

 

Beautiful Beach Bubbles - These are the Coolest Giant Bubbles I have Ever Seen

I can imagine what people will say when you are blowing these bubbles on the beach. I wonder what kind of reactions they would have. I think most people will sit and watch in wonder. I bet there will be a few who will complain because you are taking up so much of the beach. Then there will be the fanatics that will say you are polluting nature and harming wildlife.

Take the time to go out to a public place and blow some bubbles. You will be amazed at how bubbles bring strangers together. Like in this video, you will have kids running around trying to touch your bubbles. This is fun as well. They will get all wet from the soapy water. Make sure you warn them it is soap and will burn their eyes. They will probably get it in their eyes anyway.

Worlds Longest Bubble

On August 9, 1996 in Wellington, New Zealand, a man by the name Alan McKay opened his bubble wand and preceded to let the wind blow a bubble 105 feet long

Bubbles inside of Bubbles - It is possible to blow bubbles within bubbles

It is possible. I have seen people blow bubbles inside bubbles. I have seen people blow smoke inside bubbles. Take a look at the following video to see how it is done. It just takes a little technique and practice.

You can do this two ways. The first is to use the wind to blow the bubbles, then move the wand fast enough back through the wind to make a bubble over the first bubble you made. The second way is to make your first bubble against the wind then open the wand all the way and let it flow back through to make the second bubble. This only works if there is little wind.

The lady in the picture made her big bubble then moved the wand in front of the bubble and opened it ever so slightly. She was letting the wand kiss the big bubble over and over again.

Great Bubble and Wand Auctions - If you don't want to make one, buy one

Honestly, you could probably buy a Bubble wand that will do what you want it to do. You probably won't be able to do the really big ones, but the kids will have plenty of fun with them. Sometimes that is all that matters... entertaining the kids.

I always like to look around to see if there is something I can buy cheaper than if I made it. It only makes sense. Why put the time and effort into something If it is already out there in the market?

More Giant Bubbles - A Commercial for a Bubble Wand

Bubble Thing is a wand made for the public. It is a way to get a wand without having to make your own. For some people this is the way to go. You don't have to find the materials to make something you are not sure will work. If you are not a do-it-yourself kind of person, then this might be the option for you.

I like watching this video. These people seem to be having so much fun. I think that is one of the reasons people like to blow such large bubbles. They get to interact with other people.

What is Your Favorite Bubble Memory?

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    • caffimages profile image

      caffimages 6 years ago

      What a great idea for a lens! I'll be trying this out as I want to photogrpah bubbles for some abstract shots. Inspirational to the adult kid in me.

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      patriciapeppy 6 years ago

      sweet I love bubbles

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      Renaissance Woman 6 years ago from Colorado

      Those are the most amazing bubbles I have ever seen. Wow! Bubbles are just so much fun. You never outgrow this activity. Enjoyed this lens. :-)

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      Francis Luxford 6 years ago from United Kingdom

      Wow, those bubbles are wonderful! Very fun lens.

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      Steve and Annette 6 years ago

      Great lens. I still like blowing bubbles; it must be one of those simple pleasures you never outgrow. Thanks for stopping by my Disney lens and leaving such a nice comment.

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      darciefrench lm 6 years ago

      I've never seen such giant bubbles! What a fun and unique topic for a lens. Squid angel blessings to you.

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      Joan4 6 years ago

      Oh what fun! We made big bubbles with the grands when they were little. Now I am inspired to try for the really giant bubbles! They would totally enjoy that! Super page! Thank you!

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      Linda Hahn 6 years ago from California

      Bubbles, bubbles! I love this lens!

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      MargoPArrowsmith 6 years ago

      What a great lens for a grandma

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      Tolovaj Publishing House 6 years ago from Ljubljana

      Bubbles are sure winner at kids. May I suggest you to adapt/expand your recipes to more 'scientific' terms. In our country nobody knows what is J-Lube, for instance... Thanks for your lens! Thumbs up:)

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      ionee251 5 years ago

      Oh, I love playing with bubbles. Thank you for this lens. I'll want to try soon your Quick bubble recipe.

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      KayeSI 5 years ago

      My favorite bubble memory is always my most recent one. :) WHICH is this past week with my grandchildren. Being grandboys, they are loving bubble shooter guns. But I must say, after seeing this cool lens, we will just HAVE to try the giant bubbles out. Thanks so much!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Love it! I will definitely try these bubble recipes.

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      lucky izan 5 years ago

      thanks for sharing, can wait to try it, my son going to love it

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      mysweetjane lm 5 years ago

      My fave bubble memory will be the next time I make super duper giant bubbles and chase the dogs around the house with them lol

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      fullofshoes 5 years ago

      I remember blowing bubbles when I was a kid...and running like mad to pop them before they landed on the grass. My kids did the same thing... :)

      ~blessed~

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      GARNERBARRO 5 years ago

      Bath bubbles...... :D

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      smsr0100451 5 years ago

      Yeah, it is so simple.

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      jinggaberseri 5 years ago

      nice lens. thanks for sharing

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      SteveKaye 5 years ago

      Amazing! We made bubbles (small ones) when we were kids. It was fun to watch them float about. Thank you for publishing this happy reminder.

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      ryokomayuka 5 years ago from USA

      I love making bubbles. Sometimes I like to make them using soap and my hands. sometimes they work and sometimes they don't. Wonderful lens

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      Rymom28 5 years ago

      Oh man, I'm going to have try this my little one - I forgot how awesome bubbles can be!

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      SheilaMilne 5 years ago from Kent, UK

      Just wait until my granddaughter comes to visit next time! I'll be so popular. :)

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      dellgirl 5 years ago

      Fun lens you have here, I really like it. You did a great job presenting this. Fun Fun Fun!!! Congratulations on making Popular Pages - Featured Lenses. Way-To-Go!

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      microfarmproject 5 years ago

      My kids will love this. Thanks!

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      Ellen Gregory 5 years ago from Connecticut, USA

      I remember as an adult buying a bottle of bubbles and going outside with them. It was something I needed to relax.

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      Mary Norton 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Each summer this is major fun in our place.

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      blessedmomto7 5 years ago

      so cool. My kids will love this!

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      Rose Jones 5 years ago

      This is so much what I am all about - this is what I will be doing when I grow up. :) This is such a wholesome and yet at the same time FREAKY activity! Especially with that funky recipe. Pinned to the board "Fun for Kids" and Squid Angel blessed.

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      Rs9981 5 years ago

      My favorite bubble memory involves my cousin Jason and his bubble wand...we would stand in a pool and he would put the bubble around us. Loved it. (My favorite bubble maker as a child was a plastic pipe.)

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      newage74 5 years ago

      brilliant now i can wow my kids with my bubble blowing skills.

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      magictricksdotcom 5 years ago

      I wondered how they made those giant bubbles- now I know. Great lens!

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      Annamadagan 5 years ago

      Bubbles are so awesome!

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      CCTVwebmaster 5 years ago

      I loved playing with bubbles as a kid and now my little ones absolutely love it! They think its the best treat ever to get to play with them in the garden!

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      Pastor Cher 5 years ago from United States

      My memory - Blowing bubbles and the pets trying to bite them. What a neat article. I've tried making large bubbles, but never got the hang of it. Maybe this will help. Who knows?

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      Close2Art LM 5 years ago

      I always end up with the little ones, now I know how to make them BIG, Blessed

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      GenesisLabs 5 years ago

      This is a cool lens. My little son loves bubbles, will give these bubble recipes a try. Thanks!

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      Kae Yo 5 years ago

      Wow! How fun. I'm gonna have to try this with my kids. Thank you for the great lens. And congratulations for making the front page!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      You have the recipe for giant bubbles of fun for everyone, congratulations on front page honors and that great lens rank!

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      cleanyoucar 5 years ago

      Great work on this lens, great photos and videos too. Squidliked

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      YourFirstTime 5 years ago

      I always wanted to know how to blow a big one. Thanks!

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      bjesparza 5 years ago

      Bubbles are awesome!!!

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      markadamdouglass 5 years ago

      Making big bubbles with the klutz kit.

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      alaiamax lm 5 years ago

      Wow! my daughter really loves bubbles especially bigger bubbles. Thanks :-)

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      Success_At_School 5 years ago

      This will be a blast to do this summer.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I've wanted to know what the secret was all my life - thank you!

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      Fay Favored 5 years ago from USA

      So much fun. But I've never been able to make very big bubbles. Nice going making the front page. It's the weekend, maybe I'll go make some bubbles.

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      Itaya Lightbourne 5 years ago from Topeka, KS

      Very fun! Who doesn't like making bubbles? Gonna save this for when my grandson is a bit older and we can make monster bubbles together! :)

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      peggygallyot 5 years ago

      I still love playing bubbles with the grandkids

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      biminibahamas 5 years ago

      wonderful lens .... loved it!

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      alina nicoleta92 5 years ago

      I made those when I was little. Great lens.

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      Lee Hansen 5 years ago from Vermont

      Putting this secret giant bubble stuff recipe in my box of stuff to wow the grandkids and nieces with.

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      Robert Zimmerman 5 years ago from SE Florida, USA

      Cool!

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      chadwik05 5 years ago

      Awesome lens!

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      Rosaquid 5 years ago

      Thanks for the fun and informative lens!

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      Bartukas 4 years ago

      greaty photos and videos

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @YourFirstTime: Haha bad choice of words there

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