I always thought the best bubbles were made of just liquid soap and water, but this recipe proved me wrong. Once you try this recipe you won't want to use traditional bubbles anymore.
Using Bubbles at School
I love going outside with my students to blow bubbles to celebrate their accomplishments throughout the year. It’s also a fun activity to do after a preschool or kindergarten graduation ceremony. Our school has also used them at events like our Mother`s Day celebration and our Peace Pole Dedication.
The Secret Ingredient
Through my experiences I’ve learned that some bubbles are better than others, and that the best bubbles are homemade ones with one simple, secret ingredient. Corn syrup! Why corn syrup? This makes the bubbles stickier. The sticker they are, the longer they last, and the bigger you can blow them before they pop.
Giant Bubble Recipe
What I love about this recipe is that it's simple and doesn't require a lot of ingredients. Plus, the best thing is that once you make a batch, you can store them to use throughout the year and they won’t go bad. In fact, I’ve found that they actually get better with age. Here’s my favorite recipe.
1 cup of water
1 Tablespoon of liquid dishwashing soap
Secret Ingredient = 1 Tablespoon of corn syrup
Personally I recommend the brand Joy as I’ve found it to make better bubbles than some of the other brands.
1. Mix the water, soap and corn syrup in a cup stirring gently, trying not to make too many bubbles.
2. Pour the mixture into a container.
It’s that simple!
If you don’t have bubble wands, you can make your own easily just by bending some wire to the shape of a wand. Then have fun blowing bubbles.