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by Cara Mullin

Homemade bubble solutions and bubble wands for kids.

Kids never seem to grow too old for bubbles! They are great to have at kids parties for entertainment or even just for fun in the backyard.

You will need:

  • 2 cups water (Preferably distilled water)
  • A half cup dishwashing liquid
  • 4 tbsps corn syrup (or glycerin)

Method:

  1. Gently mix the ingredients together in a storage container without causing any bubbles to form.
  2. Allow to stand for 4 hours (or preferably overnight.
  3. Make a bubble wand (see below).
  4. Dip the bubble wand into the mixture and gently blow out the bubbles.

For colour in your bubbles simply add a couple of drops of food colouring to the mixture. Be careful the bubble mixture does not drip onto your clothes or the bubbles do not pop on any fabric as the food colouring will stain. It’s best to blow bubbles outside.

To make a bubble wand simply take a pipe cleaner and fold the top part into a circular shape and wind the end around the “handle” part of the pipe cleaner.

You can also use a piece of wire. However, you will need to wind string around the wire loop to help the bubble solution to stick to the wire.

About the author:
Cara Mullin, is the founder and owner of www.kidzworld.co.za, an online resource directory and ezine for parents. She has two creative, spirited kids plus a bunch of pets that keep her on her toes and constantly require food and attention! Her cat Sophie is the most demanding of the lot!





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Backyard bubbles

by Cara Mullin

Homemade bubble solutions and bubble wands for kids.

Kids never seem to grow too old for bubbles! They are great to have at kids parties for entertainment or even just for fun in the backyard.

You will need:

  • 2 cups water (Preferably distilled water)
  • A half cup dishwashing liquid
  • 4 tbsps corn syrup (or glycerin)

Method:

  1. Gently mix the ingredients together in a storage container without causing any bubbles to form.
  2. Allow to stand for 4 hours (or preferably overnight.
  3. Make a bubble wand (see below).
  4. Dip the bubble wand into the mixture and gently blow out the bubbles.

For colour in your bubbles simply add a couple of drops of food colouring to the mixture. Be careful the bubble mixture does not drip onto your clothes or the bubbles do not pop on any fabric as the food colouring will stain. It’s best to blow bubbles outside.

To make a bubble wand simply take a pipe cleaner and fold the top part into a circular shape and wind the end around the “handle” part of the pipe cleaner.

You can also use a piece of wire. However, you will need to wind string around the wire loop to help the bubble solution to stick to the wire.

About the author:
Cara Mullin, is the founder and owner of www.kidzworld.co.za, an online resource directory and ezine for parents. She has two creative, spirited kids plus a bunch of pets that keep her on her toes and constantly require food and attention! Her cat Sophie is the most demanding of the lot!