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Homemade Bubbles and Bubble Blower

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Bubble Boy

This is a fun project that is quick to make up and have on hand at a moment's notice.

Note: As in all recipes, results can vary depending on humidity, conditions, etc. Please try any recipe out before attempting in a group setting.

Age: 3 and up. (This project is rated EASY to do.)

What You Need

Materials needed for bubbles:

  • 1/2 cup dish soap
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • Medium-sized mixing bowl or cup
  • Spoon
  • Sealed container (jar with lid)

Materials needed for bubble blower:

  • one 6-pack plastic soda can holder (the six rings that go around the soda cans)
  • one drinking straw (two if you cut the soda holder into smaller parts)
  • Scotch tape
  • Bowl or pan for bubble liquid
  • Scissors, optional

What You Do

Instructions for bubbles:

1. Mix all 3 ingredients together. Don't stir or shake too much.

2. Store in a sealed container. The mixture has a long shelf life  -- so don't worry about it going bad.

Instructions for the bubble blower:

1. Tape the holder to the straw.

2. Pour bubbles into bowl or pan.

3. Dip into bubbles, twirl around, and make lots of big bubbles!

Helpful Hints

* If you have more than one child, you can cut the plastic soda can holder into two sections, to make two wands (an easy way to avoid sibling squabbles!).

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