The Ultimate DIY Giant Bubbles

The Ultimate DIY Giant Bubbles
August 12, 2016 No Comments Teaching Ideas montessorisoul

DIY Giant Bubble mixture

Wow today was the day – after months of trying I finally seem to have cracked the Giant bubble mixture!!  See our recipe below which has been updated and is our best yet!

Giant DIY bubbles

The forecast for Sunday is warm and light winds – perfect for giant bubbles so I thought I would try making some mixture again.

I have tried several – two of the best have been Happy Hooligans, however I found that the cornflower didn’t mix well and just settled to the bottom.

We ended up making our own version which gave us the biggest bubbles!  See recipe below

I did some more research and saw that some recipes call for HOT water.  I thought about this and it seemed to make sense so that every thing can blend together.  So I thought I would try.  I basically tried the Happy Hooligans recipe but altered it a little.

Homemade Giant Bubble Mixture

So – here is what I did.

Homemade Giant bubble ingredients

Ingredients and Quantities:

Glycerine  2 tbsp (affiliate link)
Baking powder 1 tbsp  (affiliate link)
Fairy Liquid 1/2 cup
Corn Flour 1/2 cup
HOT (just boiled) water 6 cups

First, we mixed the dry ingredients with a whisk.

Then, we mixed in the Glycerine and hot water.  We whisked this well until everything was blended and then a bit more! About 3 minutes.

Updated: We found that mixing half the water glycerine mix so that it makes a thick paste with the cornflour and baking powder.  The add the remaining water to make an opaque liquid.

Finally, we added the fairy liquid – we slowly mixed this so that we didn’t create any bubbles.

Fairy Liquid Giant Bubble mix

We then left the mixture to rest overnight

DIY Bubble Wand

I realised that we didn’t have a bubble wand.  We had bought a kit in the past (This works brilliantly Giant bubble kit #affiliate) which had something very similar to this wand so I used the instructions at the bottom of this post from  Red Ted Art.

DIY Bubble Wand:

2 Nails
Dowel or sticks (we used two bits of  willow) about 40cm long
A weight – you could use a nut – we have used stones with holes or buttons!)
Natural cord or wool – This is my go to I always have a supply.  Jute String 

First, put the two nails in the end of your wooden rods.

Next cut 2 piece of string.  One about 45 cm long, the other about 60cm long.

Put the ends together and tie on to the nail – I used a clove hitch.

No thread the weight onto the other end and then put the other ends together.

Secure with a clove hitch or any knot on the other stick.

I normally leave the string in the bubble mixture for a minute or two before we start blowing bubbles.

We have had so much fun – hope you do to!

As always we hope you enjoy this too!  If you have any questions or feedback please email me .

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Jo @ MontessoriSoul

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