I just looked at the calendar and realized that this Friday is the day we had originally planned my Bubble Bash program at the library. Though the program is canceled, I thought I would bring the Bubble Bash to you with some ideas! And trust me, almost all kids (and teens and adults!) love bubbles. There’s just something magical about them!
You can make bubbles at home with this simple yet AMAZING recipe and have some bubble fun of your own.
Here’s what you need:
- ¼ cup dishwashing liquid
- 2 ½ cups water
- 2 tsp. white corn syrup
- Mixing spoon
- Sealable container
- Bubble wand
Here’s what you do:
- Gently mix dishwashing liquid, water and corn syrup.
- Pour into a sealable container such as a plastic milk jug.
- Let it sit for one day. (The bubble mix improves after sitting. Plus, waiting to play with the bubbles is a great opportunity to practice patience and self-control with your child.)
After you’ve waited a day, it’s time to play with the bubbles! You can use bubble wands, straws or other circular objects from around the house (examples above!) to blow bubbles. When your children jump, run and kick to pop the bubbles, they’re working on their balance and their control over large movements. If you have older kids, you can talk about the science behind bubbles— elasticity, chemistry, light and even geometry! The fun and learning opportunities are endless. Enjoy!