I posted about bubble wands last month and since then we have been having fun with giant bubbles in the garden. We have used wands made from wire coat hangers, washing line flex suspended between two lengths of dowel and even hula hoops – put a couple of inches of bubble mixture in the bottom of a paddling pool, stand a child in the middle then gently raise the hoop to make a bubble around the child! All thanks to finding a bottle of glycerine which helps make your bubbles strong. I thought you might like to join in the fun so here is our recipe:
- 1 litre of cold water
- 70ml of washing up liquid (concentrated Fairy is the way to go, our usual eco brand doesn’t cut it)
- 20 ml of Glycerine (can buy it from the chemist but more recently started cropping up in the supermarket bakery section in small bottles)
Mix the ingredients gently (so no foam) in a bowl or bucket if making a large batch. Leave the mix to settle over night. Bottle up or get the bubble wands out straight away. If you want to make really huge bubbles you may need to up the amount of glycerine in the recipe.
A word of warning before you head out with your bubbles – large bubbles make for very slippy grass so do be careful!
Photo by uzink.