Make your kids happy and learn how to make the best giant soap bubbles.
In the last summer vacation of my little one, we tried I think every possible soap bubbles recipe that we could find on YouTube. Always happy we found the good one, we came back disappointed after playing around. This summer we decided to create our own recipe. After trying different versions of it…. we finally found the magic one. So far this one it’s the best I made and I hope you will enjoy making giant bubbles as much as we do.
- 100 ml cold water
- 20 g wheat starch
- 700 g hot water
- 15 g vegetable glycerin
- 70 g dish soap
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
Preparing the liquid
If you follow the video tutorial the recipe will help you make huge soap bubbles. For good results follow the steps exactly. I would recommend you to prepare the solution right before you are planing to use it. I noticed that if you store it for a longer time, it’s loosing it’s qualities.
Only use the wheat starch, as I tried others but with very poor results. For the detergent, so far I only had good results with DAWN and FAIRY. You are free to try others if you can’t find these. If it’s too hot outside, you can keep the solution container in another one that has some ice in it. This way the solution will stay cold and you get better results. Having the container with the solution into another one it’s also good for kids. They never pay attention and this way you avoid spilling the solution.
Making the sticks and the strings
The sticks I’m using are actually the sticks you are using to pull curtains. They are made out of plastic and very easy to wash. I used the same type of lock nut as you use in jewelry making. First because I had them as I also make jewelry, and the second reason it’s that this way I can change the cord depending on the size I need.
I decided to crochet my own cord as I can make it in any size and colors I need. It’s a lot cheaper this way. The one I made absorbs a lot of solution as well just like a sponge. Having this advantage, you don’t have to keep “refiling” your cord with more solution.
As an idea… the sticks length I was using in the video were 70 centimeters, and the ones my little one was using are about 60 centimeters. The cord ring I used was about 2.20 meters in diameter and the one my little one was using it’s about 1.60 meters. I hope you enjoy this tutorial and your kids will have lots of fun just as we do. We never seem to get enough of this.