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Home-made bubbles and bubble wands

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IMG_6700Summer is officially here…well, according to the seasonal calendar, at least. And I don’t know about you, but nothing says summer quite like watermelon, swimsuits, suntan oil and ….bubbles!

Yes, yes, bubbles are for all seasons…outdoor or indoor (if you don’t mind a bit of cleanup thereafter). But it really does for me! Longer days, and more time to play outside…and honestly, whats not fun about bubbles!? It’s an undeniable universal favourite amongst kids no matter which way you slice it.

So why not whip up your own batch of bubbles this time for a quick, inexpensive playtime activity that’s sure to keep your little ones giggling with joy.
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What you will need:

    -1 cup Water
    -2 tablespoons Dishwashing liquid
    -1 teaspoon Sugar
    -1 tablespoon Glycerine(optional – if you don’t use glycerine, double up on the sugar)

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Method:

    -Mix the sugar in the water.
    -Add glycerine now if you’re using, else add all sugar in now.
    -Add the dishwashing liquid and gently mix into the sugar water.
    -Twist your pipe cleaner into a bubble wand, decant your bubble mix into a small container. ( I used an old baby food jars here, and have also previously just used the old empty timy jam jars or containers of previous bubbles we’ve bought.

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You know, I clearly remember my one brother and I used to get pretty excited when our Dad would whip up a small batch for us – much to my mother’s despair though. (You know, for wasting the Sunlight Liquid and all.) And whilst I think he got it right most of the time, sometimes the mix was just a bit off. I, however, think I may have perfected his recipe right here.

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You can use this for anytime fun outdoors or indoors, like I said earlier. Or if your really not into indoor messes, take it to the bathtub.
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As you can see, bubbles have been a firm favourite in our home forever and a day already

As you can see, bubbles have been a firm favourite in our home forever and a day already

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In fact, I recently used it to create a Self Service Bubble Station at the kid’s birthday party. I WAS going to use it for Parker-Grace’s first birthday party (see here) but totally forgot to put it out. This year, however, at her Birthday Monster-Bash held on Halloween, I totally remembered!(see here.)
And to keep the Halloween/Monster theme going, we branded it as Swamp Bubbles! Sunlight soap’s green colour went perfectly with this. However, if your liquid soap is see-through, you can put in 1 to 2 drops of food colorant to give it the same effect. Just be sure not to use too much as you may dilute the solution somewhat.

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The kids are not the only ones who are bubble crazy in our house.

The kids are not the only ones who are bubble crazy in our house.

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And that’s it! Hope you have bubbling good fun! X

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Author: mommabeartrax

Mother of two (and counting),a very happy wifey, blogger, lover of life and laughter, a clumsy swimmer, loyal friend, Im funnier in my head than I actually am, I get inexplicably excited about good food, baking & crafts. Although, I think baking and crafts are just trying to fill a void that my Kenpo and gym-rat days used to fill. Lastly, according to the rest of the world, I fix your printer.

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  1. Pingback: A Monster Bash to celebrate Parker-Grace’s 2nd Birthday | The Milk Memoirs

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