DIY Bubbles

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DIY Bubbles

Bubble wands can be made with almost anything — from pipe cleaners to cookie cutters, and even your hands! Join us for this quick DIY to learn how to make bubble wands and the perfect bubble solution for the best and biggest bubbles!  After you've made your first bubble solution, our challenge to you is to experiment with the Dish Soap and Corn Syrup ratio for your bubble solution! Can you make a bubble solution that allows you to make bigger bubbles or bubbles that float longer before popping? 

What You'll Need: 
  • Dish soap
  • Room temperature water
  • Corn syrup
  • Bucket or bowl
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Reusable straws
  • Pipe cleaner
  • Bamboo skewer
  • Twine
  • Scissors
  • Tape
Tips & Tricks: 
  • Color Theory: Add a few drops of food coloring to your bubble solution. If you use blue dish soap, try adding yellow or red coloring. If you use yellow dish soap, try adding red or blue coloring. What color are your bubbles? Can you mix the bubble solutions to make other colors?
  • Babies and toddlers love to watch grown-ups blow bubbles and pop them! Little ones can use their fingers to make circles and blow their own bubbles!
  • Tweak or change the recipe to find the results that best work for you. Water and dish soap often work well on their own; the corn syrup helps to add to the surface tension of the bubble to make it stronger.
  • Cut the bottom of the bottle off and duct tape the sock onto the bottom of the bottle, pulling it tightly around the opening. Dip the sock-covered bottom of the bottle into the soap solution. Blow through the top mouthpiece of the bottle and watch what happens!

 

Ready to share your Bubble wands? Be sure to tag @TheDoSeum and use #DoSeumAtHome we love seeing all that you create!

Download DIY Bubble Instructions

TEKS:
  • 1st - 112.12 (1.1A)
  • 2nd - 112.13 (2.1A)
  • 3rd - 112.14 (3.1A)
  • 4th - 112.15 (4.1A)
  • 5th - 112.16 (5.1A)
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