Bubble Fest Activity
It's a bubble-palooza!
- Kiddie pool
- Bubble solution:Make your own with our recipe below or you can buy it.
- Wands:Like hula hoops, plastic berry baskets, wire hangers, large store-bought bubble wands and plastic six-pack holders (give Dad a hall pass to invite the buddies over for some beers!)
- Bubble blowers:You and your kids.
- Bucket:To mix the bubble solution in.
- Cotton twine
- Mix up a batch of bubble solution in advance. The longer it sits, the better the bubbles! (See "Do Note" for our awesome bubble solution!)
- Collect a variety of cool bubble makers from around the house. Let the kids use their imagination. Will a tennis racket make a million bubbles? Try it and see!
- Help the kids make some of their own big wands by turning wire hangers into giant bubble wands. First, bend a hanger into a circle. (The more perfect the circle, the better the bubbles.)
- Then, straighten out the hook and wrap it in duct tape. Make sure you cover any pointy edges with the duct tape to protect the bubbles from popping.
- Finally, wrap the edge of the circle with cotton twine to make it more absorbent (find the twine at your local hardware store).
- Pour the bubble solution into the bottom of the kiddie pool—otherwise known as the biggest bubble container on earth!
- Have you kid dip the various bubble makers into the pool and blow (or move your arm and let the wind do the blowing!).
- Bubble-blowing experts recommend holding the wand at a 45° angle for the best results.
- Challenge each other to blow the biggest bubble, the smallest bubble or the most bubbles.
- Bubble Solution:
6 cups Water
4 cups Joy liquid detergent
1 cup Karo syrup
- Combine the ingredients in a bucket and allow them to sit in the open container for a day. The longer they stand, the better. This recipe will make enough bubbles to cover the bottom of a small kiddie pool.
- Play it safe: Never leave children unattended around water. Even a few inches can be dangerous.