Thursday, March 11, 2021

Giant Bubble Recipe

In the previous post, I shared our recipe for a fun at-home Field Day.  Today, I am sharing the recipe we use to make GIGANTIC BUBBLES...which are the hit of any gathering!

The secret ingredients are guar gum (found on Amazon) and concentrated dish soap (such as Dawn's Platinum Power Clean).

Here are the ingredients for this mixture:

  • 1 Tbps Guar Gum Powder
  • 24oz Dish Soap
  • 3 Gallons of Distilled Water
  • 3 Tbps Baking Powder

Note: The best dish soap for bubbles is up for debate, but generally Dawn Platinum Power Clean is seen as one of the best. I also like Dawn's hypoalergenic dish soap which seems to work nearly as well and can be easier to find in stores. Anything labeled as a concentrate of '2x' is typically not very good.

Giant bubbles will work best in high humidity and cool air, so mornings and late afternoons will give the best results. The middle of the night can also give great results, and the colors created in the bubbles by artificial lights are quite nice. 

(Recipe Source)

We have had the best results when we make the bubble recipe the night before use.

Another ingredient for success in giant bubble-making is to make these bubble wands: (This link shows you step-by-step how to make them.)

It's basically 2 rods, a washer, and rope.  Secure them in any way that makes an uninterrupted triangle that works as a huge bubble wand.  I keep my bubbles in a big storage tub that has a lid for storing overnight.  This is now one of those things that I always want to keep on-hand during the summer months.


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