Bubbles

Biggest Bubbles Ever!

Today we had fun with our favourite recipe of the biggest bubbles ever! If you are looking for a fun activity to do with the kids on a nice day, these bubbles are super fun! Check out our live Facebook video HERE or enjoy the photos below :) 

Here's what you need for the bubble recipe:

  • 6 cups of water
  • 1/2 cup of blue dawn dish detergent
  • 1/2 cup of corn starch
  • 1 tbsp of baking powder (not baking soda!!)
  • 1 tbsp of glycerine (we bought ours at Michael's craft store in the cake department)

Mix the water and the corn starch together first, mixing really well. Then add all of the other ingredients. We find it best to let it sit for at least 45 minutes to an hour first before using the mixture. 

For the wand, you will need to wooden sticks, 2 eyelet screws and some cotton rope. Screw in the eyelet screws at the end of the sticks. Tie the cotton rope through the eyelet screws and tie a know to make a full circle. Then dip your cotton rope into the mixture and pull the sticks out together slowly. It is best to do this on a non-windy day. Then pull the sticks apart. 

 

I've also seen the wand sticks at the dollar store, but not sure how they work...

We have made different size sticks so that the bubbles are made differently and the kids can also enjoy the bubbles too! 

Once you get the hang of it, the next challenge is to pull the sticks apart and then bring them back together so that you can make the bubble close off and leave the wand. Seriously, we can play with these bubbles for hours at a time!

We hope you enjoy this fun activity! If you get around to making the recipe and are successful with the bubbles, we would love to see your pictures and share them for our "Curious Crafters of the Week" post...please email me at cassie@curiositybox.ca with any feedback or your photos!

Have fun and happy weekend!! :) 

Rainbow Soap Fun!

This was one of my boys favourite activities! It is perfect for a warm sunny day.  The boys loved helping me make it to helping me tidy it up. This was a hit and we will definitely be doing this again this summer!

Here’s what you will need:

 

For a small container:

  • 1/4 c. water
  • 2 tbsp. dish soap (Dawn works great!)
  • Food colouring (as desired)
  • For a large container:
  • 1/2 c. water
  • 4 tbsp. dish soap
  • Food colouring

Mix all ingredients into a bowl.  Using electric mixer, mix until bubbles have risen and the mixture is almost capping when you are mixing.  My older son loved helping with this.

 

Pour each mixture by hand into the container that the children will be playing in.  I loved showing my little man the colours we were working with and talking to him about the colours.

 

We wanted to make a rainbow so I did 3 colours. You could add as many colours as you would like or just have one! The boys thought this was amazing!

 

I told them to dig in and for about 10 minutes all they did was move the soap around and scoop it. It is such a cool sensory feeling.

 

Then I got a few of their trucks out.  I told them to work together (working on team and taking turns) and giving their cars a car wash. They loved this! After about 15 minutes the colouring had faded and fell to the bottom. That didn’t stop my guys from playing!

 

They loved it! Sure will be fun to try different colours and more bubbles next time!

Happy discovering!