DIY of the Week: Giant Bubbles

This is the perfect DIY activity to do at home in the backyard or at a park. Kids and adults alike will have a great time making giant bubbles and watching them float away! Here’s how it’s done, instructions via HGTV.

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Materials Needed

  • (2) 2′ dowels
  • drill + 3/8″ drill bit
  • (2) 3/8″ eye bolts
  • 1/2″ cotton rope
  • washers
  • 2 cups dish soap
  • 4 tbs corn starch
  • 5 tbs glycerin
  • 1/2 gallon distilled water

To make the wand, drill holes on one end of each dowel, and screw in the eye bolts. Cut a 3-foot length of cotton rope, and attach it to the ends of the dowel. Cut a length of 5-foot rope, and tie off one end to the dowel. Thread a few washers on the 5-foot rope before tying off the other end. The washers will act as weights for your bubble wand.

To make the bubble solution, first mix 2 cups of dish soap, 2 tablespoons of baking powder, 2 tablespoons of corn starch and 4 tablespoons of glycerin in a large bowl. Pour in a half gallon of distilled water, and stir. Let the solution sit overnight for best results.

Now, get to bubbling! Simply dip the entire string into your bubble solution, gently pull the rods apart to allow the bubble to form, and close the rods together to release your bubble. Basic bottles of bubbles will be a thing of the past.

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