GIANT Bubbles for GIANT Smiles
We have been having oodles and oodles of fun with this fantastic and super-easy-to-make Giant Bubble recipe. I would like to thank Mrs. H, Leo’s beloved teacher, for sharing the recipe with us.
This Giant Bubble recipe creates GIANT smiles for people of all ages. Put simply, these bubbles spread joy. Today, I would like to continue to spread GIANT smiles by sharing the recipe with you!
Want to see our GIANT bubbles in action?
Giant Bubbles for GIANT Smiles Recipe
Folks, this recipe is super-easy. Honestly, the hardest part was finding guar gum powder, citric acid, and Dawn Ultra. I ended up borrowing some from Mrs. H and then buying our own off of Amazon because I know that GIANT bubbles will be a regular event in our house!
Giant Bubbles Ingredients:
1 tsp (or even a smidgen more) guar gum powder
1 tsp 91% rubbing alcohol
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp citric acid
1/2 cup + 1 1/2 TBSP Dawn Ultra dish liquid
15 1/2 cups VERY WARM water
Giant Bubbles Instructions:
1. Mix the guar gum powder, rubbing alcohol, baking soda, and citric acid together. Make sure you mix it very well. It will become thick like cement.
2. Add the water to the mixture. Make sure that the water is VERY WARM. Stir until dissolved.
3. Add the Dawn Ultra and stir until dissolved.
5. Yes, that’s it!
It is worth noting that it took each of my kiddos a couple of minutes to get the feel for making these bubbles. You have to make sure your wand is thoroughly doused in bubble juice, and you have to move slowly. After a few minutes of experimentation, we were off and the bubbles were flying!
What about wands?
We have made this bubble recipe half a dozen times already (yes, we are obsessed), and we’ve also made at least a half-dozen wands. Yes, made. You need only to search Pinterest to find super-simple instructions for giant bubble wands.
The wand that you see Seuss using here is actually a broken dollar store butterfly net:
We also made a bubble wand out of two used paint stirrers and some yarn. Alas, it was used so much that we had to toss it. The wand you see below is made out of two wooden chopsticks and some yarn:
We have enjoyed these bubbles so much that we eventually decided to purchase GIANT bubble wands for a family beach party. The GIANT wands were a GIANT hit, much like the bubbles themselves. This is the wand we purchased and loved.
Tell me, folks. Have you tried GIANT bubbles? Did they give you a GIANT smile? Share your stories here, I love hearing from you!
Cait co-hosts The Homeschool Sisters Podcast and is co-founder of Raising Poppies, a community for parents of gifted and twice-exceptional children. Cait is also founder of the Family Book Club at My Little Poppies, a fantastic community of book-loving parents and the Gameschool Community at My Little Poppies, a vibrant community of gameschoolers.
Cait is a contributing writer for Simple Homeschool and GeekMom. Her work has also appeared on The Huffington Post, The Mighty, and Scary Mommy. You can find her on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, Instagram
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