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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.
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.
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.
What is Your Favorite Bubble Memory?
anonymous on May 12, 2013:
@YourFirstTime: Haha bad choice of words there
Bartukas on April 23, 2013:
greaty photos and videos
Rosaquid on June 24, 2012:
Thanks for the fun and informative lens!
chadwik05 on June 23, 2012:
robertzimmerman2 on June 23, 2012:
Lee Hansen from Vermont on June 23, 2012:
Putting this secret giant bubble stuff recipe in my box of stuff to wow the grandkids and nieces with.
alina nicoleta92 on June 23, 2012:
I made those when I was little. Great lens.
biminibahamas on June 23, 2012:
wonderful lens .... loved it!
peggygallyot on June 23, 2012:
I still love playing bubbles with the grandkids
Itaya Lightbourne from Topeka, KS on June 22, 2012:
Very fun! Who doesn't like making bubbles? Gonna save this for when my grandson is a bit older and we can make monster bubbles together! :)
Fay Favored from USA on June 22, 2012:
So much fun. But I've never been able to make very big bubbles. Nice going making the front page. It's the weekend, maybe I'll go make some bubbles.
anonymous on June 22, 2012:
I've wanted to know what the secret was all my life - thank you!
Success_At_School on June 22, 2012:
This will be a blast to do this summer.
alaiamax lm on June 22, 2012:
Wow! my daughter really loves bubbles especially bigger bubbles. Thanks :-)
markadamdouglass on June 22, 2012:
Making big bubbles with the klutz kit.
bjesparza on June 21, 2012:
Bubbles are awesome!!!
YourFirstTime on June 21, 2012:
I always wanted to know how to blow a big one. Thanks!
cleanyoucar on June 21, 2012:
Great work on this lens, great photos and videos too. Squidliked
anonymous on June 21, 2012:
You have the recipe for giant bubbles of fun for everyone, congratulations on front page honors and that great lens rank!
Kae Yo on June 21, 2012:
Wow! How fun. I'm gonna have to try this with my kids. Thank you for the great lens. And congratulations for making the front page!
GenesisLabs on June 21, 2012:
This is a cool lens. My little son loves bubbles, will give these bubble recipes a try. Thanks!
Close2Art LM on June 21, 2012:
I always end up with the little ones, now I know how to make them BIG, Blessed
Pastor Cher from United States on June 20, 2012:
My memory - Blowing bubbles and the pets trying to bite them. What a neat article. I've tried making large bubbles, but never got the hang of it. Maybe this will help. Who knows?
CCTVwebmaster on June 20, 2012:
I loved playing with bubbles as a kid and now my little ones absolutely love it! They think its the best treat ever to get to play with them in the garden!
Annamadagan on June 20, 2012:
Bubbles are so awesome!
magictricksdotcom on June 20, 2012:
I wondered how they made those giant bubbles- now I know. Great lens!
newage74 on June 20, 2012:
brilliant now i can wow my kids with my bubble blowing skills.
Rs9981 on June 19, 2012:
My favorite bubble memory involves my cousin Jason and his bubble wand...we would stand in a pool and he would put the bubble around us. Loved it. (My favorite bubble maker as a child was a plastic pipe.)
Rose Jones on June 19, 2012:
This is so much what I am all about - this is what I will be doing when I grow up. :) This is such a wholesome and yet at the same time FREAKY activity! Especially with that funky recipe. Pinned to the board "Fun for Kids" and Squid Angel blessed.
blessedmomto7 on June 19, 2012:
so cool. My kids will love this!
Mary Norton from Ontario, Canada on June 18, 2012:
Each summer this is major fun in our place.
Ellen Gregory from Connecticut, USA on June 18, 2012:
I remember as an adult buying a bottle of bubbles and going outside with them. It was something I needed to relax.
microfarmproject on June 18, 2012:
My kids will love this. Thanks!
dellgirl on June 18, 2012:
Fun lens you have here, I really like it. You did a great job presenting this. Fun Fun Fun!!! Congratulations on making Popular Pages - Featured Lenses. Way-To-Go!
SheilaMilne from Kent, UK on June 18, 2012:
Just wait until my granddaughter comes to visit next time! I'll be so popular. :)
Rymom28 on June 18, 2012:
Oh man, I'm going to have try this my little one - I forgot how awesome bubbles can be!
ryokomayuka from USA on June 18, 2012:
I love making bubbles. Sometimes I like to make them using soap and my hands. sometimes they work and sometimes they don't. Wonderful lens
SteveKaye on June 18, 2012:
Amazing! We made bubbles (small ones) when we were kids. It was fun to watch them float about. Thank you for publishing this happy reminder.
jinggaberseri on June 18, 2012:
nice lens. thanks for sharing
smsr0100451 on June 18, 2012:
Yeah, it is so simple.
GARNERBARRO on June 17, 2012:
Bath bubbles...... :D
fullofshoes on June 17, 2012:
I remember blowing bubbles when I was a kid...and running like mad to pop them before they landed on the grass. My kids did the same thing... :)
mysweetjane lm on June 17, 2012:
My fave bubble memory will be the next time I make super duper giant bubbles and chase the dogs around the house with them lol
lucky izan on June 17, 2012:
thanks for sharing, can wait to try it, my son going to love it
anonymous on June 17, 2012:
Love it! I will definitely try these bubble recipes.
KayeSI on May 01, 2012:
My favorite bubble memory is always my most recent one. :) WHICH is this past week with my grandchildren. Being grandboys, they are loving bubble shooter guns. But I must say, after seeing this cool lens, we will just HAVE to try the giant bubbles out. Thanks so much!
Shannon from Florida on February 10, 2012:
My kids love blowing bubbles, though we've never made a successful batch of solution yet. Thank you for sharing your recipes & ideas! Blessed and liked.
ionee251 on December 18, 2011:
Oh, I love playing with bubbles. Thank you for this lens. I'll want to try soon your Quick bubble recipe.
Tolovaj Publishing House from Ljubljana on July 01, 2011:
Bubbles are sure winner at kids. May I suggest you to adapt/expand your recipes to more 'scientific' terms. In our country nobody knows what is J-Lube, for instance... Thanks for your lens! Thumbs up:)
MargoPArrowsmith on May 25, 2011:
What a great lens for a grandma
Linda Hahn from California on May 13, 2011:
Bubbles, bubbles! I love this lens!
Joan4 on May 12, 2011:
Oh what fun! We made big bubbles with the grands when they were little. Now I am inspired to try for the really giant bubbles! They would totally enjoy that! Super page! Thank you!
darciefrench lm on May 06, 2011:
I've never seen such giant bubbles! What a fun and unique topic for a lens. Squid angel blessings to you.
Steve and Annette on May 06, 2011:
Great lens. I still like blowing bubbles; it must be one of those simple pleasures you never outgrow. Thanks for stopping by my Disney lens and leaving such a nice comment.
Francis Luxford from United Kingdom on May 06, 2011:
Wow, those bubbles are wonderful! Very fun lens.
Renaissance Woman from Colorado on April 26, 2011:
Those are the most amazing bubbles I have ever seen. Wow! Bubbles are just so much fun. You never outgrow this activity. Enjoyed this lens. :-)
patriciapeppy on April 26, 2011:
sweet I love bubbles
caffimages on April 26, 2011:
What a great idea for a lens! I'll be trying this out as I want to photogrpah bubbles for some abstract shots. Inspirational to the adult kid in me.