Blowing bubbles is a popular summer activity at my house. And why not? Blowing bubbles a classic activity that everyone, myself included, can have fun with. Even our fur baby loves to participate in the bubble popping.
Being such a popular activity means we go through A LOT of bubbles. And if I was to buy the bubble solution from the store, it would get really expensive really fast.
So I started making my own bubble mixture using just dish soap and water. But the classic bubble recipe fell short. The bubbles were flimsy and just less than impressive. So, of course, the kids lost interest rather quickly. Que the ‘I’m BORED’ whine.
I wanted bigger and better bubbles. They wanted bigger and better bubbles. The dog wanted bigger and better bubbles. So we turned to science! We learned that by adding table sugar to our bubble mixture, we could create bigger and stronger bubbles.
Quick Science Break:
What Science Says About Adding Sugar To Your DIY Bubble Solution: A bubble bursts when the layer of water molecules between the detergent molecules evaporates. This why bubbles made with just water and dish detergent are smaller and burst easier. But dissolved sugar forms weak bonds with the water molecules and slow down the evaporation process, thus improving the lifespan and durability of the bubble.
For This DIY You May Need:
How To Make The Best DIY Bubble Solution
You Will Need:
- 2 TBS Dishsoap
- 2 TBS White Sugar
- 5 Cups of Warm Water
Then just fill up your containers, and have some bubble fun!
These would also be really great for weddings, and camping trips, because they are so cost-effective and use ingredients you’d already have on hand.
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