Then a couple days ago, my good Friend Rhonda posted pictures of her kids doing the same thing. I knew I needed to make some with my kids!
So yesterday we did. And it was surprising — even the older kids spent hours making giant bubbles!
- Pour the water into a bucket. I used a clean plastic container.
- Pour the dishwashing soap into the water. Then mix it gentle with a wooden spoon.
- Pour the glycerin in. Mix gently again. You don’t want ANY bubbles.
- Drill a hole in the end of the dowel. (I just got a Dremel through the DIY Club, so this was the first thing I used if for and it worked great!)
- Screw the Eye Hook into the hole you just drilled until it is secure.
- Cut a 100 inch piece of cotton string. And another piece of string that is 70 inches. (you can make the string as long or short as you like — as long as one string is longer than the other — we wanted our bubbles BIG)
- Put the four washers through the 100 inch string.
- Put the ends of both pieces of string through one of the eye hooks and tie a knot. Do the same thing on the other eye hook. Now you should have a long string and a shorter one that runs from one dowel to the other.
- Take your bucket outside.
- Put the end of the dowels in the bucket and the string should be submerged.
- Bring the ends of the dowels up from the bubble solution, together until about chest high.
- Then separate the dowels by pulling them outward so the string makes a triangle — pointing down. The washers will weigh the center of the bottom string down.
- Step backward quickly so that the air goes through the bubble solution between the dowels and makes a bubble.