Monday, January 7, 2013

Making Bubbles and saving $$$

Bubble Refill Container
On a nice day, bubbles can keep my grand kids entertained outside for a long time. Quite often, the only the thing that cuts their bubble play time short is when they run out of "bubble juice". When I was browsing at a discount store the other day, I saw a container that could solve that problem. It's just a simple one-gallon plastic container with a "faucet". I love that we'll be easily able to refill any size bottle of bubbles without spilling.

Here are some more cool activities we've done with bubbles:
~ Really BIG Bubble Maker
~ Bubble Snake Maker

To fill up your Bubble Refill Station, here are two homemade bubble recipes that you can use to make up your own batch of bubbles! ( Both seem to work equally well, we'll report back if we find a new favorite)

Recipe #1

  • 1 gallon hot water
  • 1/4 cup glycerin (available in many pharmacies and craft stores)
  • 1 cup Dawn dishwashing liquid
Gently mix all ingredients together. Seems to work best if you allow it to sit overnight in an open container before using for the first time.

Recipe #2

  • 2 1/2 cups water
  • 1/2 cup corn syrup
  • 1/2 cup Dawn dishwashing liquid
Put water and corn syrup in a bowl and microwave for 3-4 minutes. Stir to combine. Gently mix in dishwashing liquid.

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