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How to Make Giant Bubbles
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
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.
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.