by Michelle Jones
Summer just wouldn't be complete without a few hours of bubble fun, and what could be better than making your own bubbles at home whenever you want!
Recipe 1 - Quick and Easy Bubbles
There are several different types of homemade bubble solution recipes you can make but the one we use is very simple. 2 T. of liquid dish washing soap mixed with 1 c. of water. You can use this recipe to make bubbles right away; no waiting. Store leftover bubble solution in a mason jar or other clean container with a lid.
Recipe 2 - Party Bubbles
If you want to have more bubblies (like for a birthday party) make a larger batch of bubble solution with glycerin. It also makes the bubbles iridescent and more like the bottles of bubbles you buy at the store. You can find this at your local drugstore. Mix together 3/4-1 c. dish soap, 1 gallon of water, and about 1-3 T. of glycerin (a little goes a long way). Note, this bubble recipe works best if you let it sit overnight.
Thankfully, we save crafty things to be reused, like plastic bubble wands. But if you don't happen to have any on hand, there are several other things you can use to blow your bubbles.
Metal egg holders from Easter egg decorating kits.
Wire coat hanger, cut and/or shaped into a circle, or any other shape.
Pipe cleaners shaped into circle or other shapes.
Flyswatters, clean ones.
Plastic rings from a six-pack of soda.
Plastic or wooden hoops used for cross-stitch, quilting or embroidery.
Cookie cutters, egg rings and pancake rings.
Summer berry baskets, if you can still find the plastic green ones at the farmer's market.
"Bubble Wands" are also now available at fancy garden stores. They are shaped out of a thick copper wire and attached to a very expensive stick! ;o)
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