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Best Bubble Recipe

 

We found the best bubble recipe! We made giant bubbles with our friends the other day and it worked out so much better than we thought it would. The recipe is a cinch, but the execution takes practice. The end result is a bubble that can grow to be yards long! Big payoff for minimal effort. Our kind of craft!

 

The Recipe:

  • 6 Cups Water (I used it straight from the tap)
  • 1/2 cup blue Dawn dish soap
    • supposedly non ultra original works best, but I only had Ultra and it worked anyway
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 1tbsp baking powder
  • 1tbsp glycerin
Giant Bubble Frame:

 

  • straws ( Giant smoothie straws work best)
  • yarn (4x the length of the straw)
Directions:

 

  1. Dissolve the cornstarch in water, stirring really well.
  2. Gently stir in remaining ingredients.
  3. Allow mixture to sit for at least an hour before playing with it.
  4. Thread the yarn through the straws and then pull the knot into one of the straws to keep it from interfering with the bubble.
  5. Holding the straws as handles, dip the string in the solution and then gently lift it up to catch the breeze. Gently blowing sometimes helps to get it started.

 

 

Most of my cornstarch separated out of the mixture no matter how much I mixed it, but the bubbles seemed to get bigger and bigger the longer we used it. I poured the liquid into a large, wide, shallow bowl and off we went!
Posted by our guest blogger Kristen Beer from With a Grain of Salt.

 

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