Giant outdoor bubbles!
These are so much fun! We played for about two hours yesterday afternoon and then we played with them again this afternoon too!
What you’re going to need:
I followed this tutorial I found on Pinterest.
- 12 cups of warm water
- 1 cup of cornflour
- 2 tablespoons of baking powder
- 1 tablespoon of glycerin
- 1 cup of washing up liquid
The method to the madness:
- Put 6 cups of warm water into a bucket
- Add the cup of corn flour and stir until it’s all disolved into the water.
- Add the baking powder and stir
- Add the other 6 cups of warm water
- Add the washing up liquid and glycerin and stir slowly, avoid making bubbles as much as you can.
- Let sit for an hour or so.
First of all, I didn’t use any glycerin when I made this. I forgot to pick some up but I had promised willow I would make it for her and I figured it can’t hurt to not have it… They worked but I think they would have been much better if I actually added the glycerin. It didn’t stop us from having fun though, they just seemed to pop too soon.
I recommend using fairy washing up liquid, if you’re from the U.S. follow the instructions from the link I sent you, there’s a particular washing up liquid listed on there as the best.
Cornflour and glycerin can both be bought at TESCO here in the UK. They’re both really cheap too. Personally, I buy my fairy from home bargains and it’s only £1.95 for over a litre there, well worth it!
Again, this homemade bubble solution was the best fun! We did make some pretty epic bubbles and willow was beside herself with happiness! We bent the handles of some badminton bats and removed the mesh to use as our bubble wands! They worked really well!
Head over to the webpage in the link for more ideas on what to use as bubble wands and how to store your soloution!
Have fun and if you decide to make it, let’s us know how you got on! I know one thing for sure, we will be making it again (with the glycerine, obviously!)
Check out our Instagram page to see more photos of our giant bubbles!