Sunday, March 4, 2012
I was planning a bubble party for my grandson Luke while we were in LA last week. I found a recipe for homemade bubbles from a Pintrest site. I made 3 quarts for us to use and some for Luke to take home. With a small bottle of Dawn dish detergent and a small bottle of corn syrup you can make a gallon of bubble stuff and it makes great bubbles. I went to K Mart and bought a battery operated bubble machine for $10, a bubble gun, and some bubble wands. The bubble machine worked great and pumped out lots of little bubbles, which Maren's pug had a riot chasing. The gun was so so. I should have gotten the push button model instead of the trigger one, as it was hard for Luke to push. But the best deal was the bubble wands. For $1.50 you get a wand that makes bigger bubbles by dipping it in the solution and waving it through the air. I went back to get more wands for an Easter bubble party at home with Michael. (Walmart has these wands also in 2 sizes $1 and $2) Unfortunately I didn't get any pictures of the party...just me trying out my solution with a wand I made from a piece of heavy wire. Here is the recipe:
Put 2 1/2 cups very hot tap water into a quart jar. Add 1/2 Cup Dawn liquid detergent and 1/2 Cup corn syrup. Stir until mixed well. Go make bubbles!
Here is the bubble wand and the solution. The site where I got the recipe had the idea to put it in a sun tea jar with a spigot for dispensing. I plan to do this next time. Happy Bubble Party!