When it comes to playing with bubbles, everyone is a kid again! Just looking at them floating so freely through the air as they shift in size and shape is enough to inspire. So, to celebrate National Bubble Week, here are a few suggestions to incorporate bubbles into your day: whether it is one, ten, or a hundred bubbles at a time!
The Simple Solution
One of the reasons that bubbles are such a popular way to have fun is that they come in all shapes, styles, and sizes for a relatively low price. Grocery stores are bound to have all types of bubble containers for you and your kids to choose from.
Bubbles aren’t just for kids—take them outside, they are a fun way to spend time with your family; blow bubbles, chase them, jump to catch them, even pop them! The possibilities are endless.
The BIG Bubbles
If your kids are feeling really adventurous, try the homemade formula and bubble wand below to make gigantic bubbles that are sure to impress!
1. Start with two straws
2. Thread a length of string through the straws
, end to end, as though you were stringing beads. The length of your string determines the size of your bubbles. (30″ long is a nice, manageable size for kids).
3. Tie the ends
of the string to form a large loop. Then, move the knot so it’s inside one of the straws.
4. Take two more straws
and insert them into the other straws by pinching the ends. These are your handles!
5. Pour your bubble solution into the shallow container
. Submerge the string and straws, then slowly lift up by the handles. Gently pull apart the handles until the strings are taut and then let the wind or your movement help a big bubble take shape. It takes a few tries, but your kids will pick up the perfect technique quickly!
The Bubble Formula
2 ½ cups water (Distilled works best, but tap water will also work)
½ cup corn syrup or glycerin (available in many pharmacies and craft stores)
½ cup dishwashing liquid
Put water and corn syrup in a bowl and microwave for 3-4 minutes. Stir to combine. Gently
mix in dishwashing liquid.
Bubble Wand and Formula Courtesy of PBSparents Crafts for Kids: http://www.pbs.org/parents/crafts-for-kids/really-big-bubble-maker/
For all those families experiencing less-than-warm spring weather, here is the perfect way to enjoy bubbles in a different way! Using the same super bubble formula as above, take the formula outside and begin to blow bubbles. (This trick typically works best in temperatures colder than 12 degrees Fahrenheit).
Depending on the temperature, these bubbles will freeze partially or completely, and, if the solution is strong enough, will remain intact. Incredible!
To create the best frozen bubbles, blow the bubbles straight up into the air so that they have time to freeze before heading back down to the ground.
Don’t be surprised when a few bubbles crack or deflate. Some will do this, but others will develop really cool crystalized patterns!
Bubbly Bubble Baths
When it comes to bubbles, sensitive skin, and fun, TruKid is all in! Bubble baths are the perfect way to celebrate this National Bubble Week, so why not enjoy a burst of fun with TruKid’s All-Natural Eczema Care Bubble Podz or Yumberry Bubble Podz? When it comes time to get clean, trust the naturally soothing and cleansing bubbles of TruKid Bubble Podz to provide the best, kid-friendly bath that is perfect for kids of all ages!
However you choose to celebrate this National Bubble Week, TruKid wants to know! Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest and let us know how you and your family spent this bubble-tastic week!