No musing today (promise)… just straight to the creative endeavor of the day!   I am hoping this is one project will have widespread appeal!  Seriously, who doesn’t like bubbles?   I did a little online research for inspiration and found the best tutorial on the Tatertots &  Jello blog (thank you!).  A click to their site and tutorial appears at the bottom of today’s post.

Supplies: bucket, Dawn, gylcerin, 4 washers, string dowels and end screws.

Bubble Solution Recipe!

6 cups filtered water (if you have purified water, great, if not filtered water seemed to work fine for me)
2 1/2 cups Dawn dishwashing soap (unscented / clear Dawn was recommended but I only had blue Dawn!)
1/4 cup glycerin (I found mine at Michaels)
  1. Pour the water into a bucket.
  2. Pour the dishwashing soap into the water. Then mix it gently with a wooden spoon.
  3. Pour the glycerin into the solution mixing gently.   Try to avoid creating bubbles as you stir.
Making Magic Bubble Wands:
2 wooden dowels ( I used 36″ dowels that I found at Ace Hardware, if your children are small, smaller dowels would work)
2 eye screws
4 washers
cotton string (I used 8 lb. weight string)

Drill a hole in the end of the dowel then insert the eye screw.

Cut a 100-inch piece of cotton string using a tape measure as your guide. Cut a second piece of string that is 70 inches long.  Of course you can try different lengths but my goal was giant bubbles so I used two “long” string pieces.  Loop the four washers onto the 100-inch string piece and tie one end to the eye screw on one of the dowels.  Tie the 70-inch piece to the eye screw on the other dowel.  Then tie the other end of the 100-piece string to the other dowel and the 70-inch string piece to the other dowel.  Does that make any sense?  Essentially you will want to tie the ends of both pieces of string through one of the eye hooks and tie a knot. Do the same thing on the other eye hook. Now you should have a long string and a shorter one that runs from one dowel to the other.  The washers weigh down the string generating a somewhat v-shape in the string.

Dip the string into the bubble solution….

Step backward letting the air inflate your giant bubble!


Inspiration Source!  Summer Project — Make Giant Bubbles! – Tatertots and Jello