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How to Make Bubbles for Kids

Kundan Pandey Nov 18, 2018
Blowing soap bubbles is something that every one of us must have done in our childhood. Now, it's time for us to help the kids in making their own bubbles. Read on, to know how.
Blowing bubbles is a fascination for every child. The inherent joy of seeing those bubbles rising in the air and filling the atmosphere is a treat to watch. Kids simply love it, and even adults won't deny the fact that it is a real fun experience.
However, parents often complain about the money their kids waste in blowing bubbles. Here's how you can be frugal and yet creative, if you just give some thought to it.

How to Make Bubbles for Kids

You can use soap and detergents for this purpose.

With Soap Solution

Soap and detergents are an integral part of our household products. Kids would surely love the idea of making soap bubbles at home. Making bubbles with dish soap or shampoo is an interesting thing to learn. The steps have been mentioned next.
  • Select a container, in which you'll prepare the soap solution. Ensure that the container has a lid.
  • Get some dish soap or shampoo.
  • Next, fill the container with water, and add some amount of dish soap or shampoo to it.
  • Stir this mixture, and tightly seal the container.
  • Before shaking the container vigorously, ensure that the lid is tightly closed.
  • Search for some wire, band, straws, etc. Clean them before using.
  • It is mandatory to stir the mixture properly, or else the solution won't give you the desired results.
  • Dip the wand into the container, and blow into it.
Lo and behold! Now, you can blow bubbles into the air.

With Glycerin Solution

Glycerin is a relatively cheaper additive, and the bubbles can be much better and thicker. Now, let's learn how to make bubbles with glycerin.
  • Gather up some soap, bowl, water, spoon, and thickening ingredients like glycerin.
  • Mix the dish soap or shampoo with water in the bowl. A suitable ratio of water and other ingredients is necessary so that at the end, the mixture works well. For instance, 1:1 soap to water ratio is best. You can try various combinations, and check which one works best for you.
  • Add glycerin to the solution. You can also add corn syrup, but be careful that the amount must be in proportion to the other ingredients.
  • Stir the solution gently, and mix it well.
Taking your container outdoors would help you achieve better results. Moreover, storing the solution for one day would give you much better bubbles.

Important Tips

In the quest to blow bubbles, kids tend to be careless, and end up doing something that makes them fall ill.
  • Bending the wand or the wire from one corner in a circular, heart, or triangle shape can help you get some good bubbles. Just bend your wire from one corner. Supervise the kids while they are doing this, to avoid them hurting themselves with the wire.
  • Distilled water shows better results than tap water.
  • Bubbles last longer during humid days.
  • Don't let them drink the bubble solution. Be cautious, as this could be harmful to their health.
  • If you wish, add some food coloring material to make colored bubbles. Ensure that the coloring material is not harmful for kids.
  • Prefer baby shampoos over other shampoos and soaps, as they are meant for kids.
Prepare the aforementioned solutions, and enjoy watching your children prance around the bubbles with glee.