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Fun Summer Projects: Make Giant Bubbles

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Fun Summer Projects: Make Giant Bubbles

Aug 16, 2014

We hope summer has been treating everybody well! It's been a minute since our last blog post but we're back and ready to get creative. This post is definitely DIY themed and kid friendly, as it's about having fun in the outdoors!

We were scoping out some DIY blogs and came across Tatertots & Jello, a mom-run DIY blog with all sorts of creative activities. This project involves taking wooden dowels (we've got you covered), string, and a few other materials to craft your own giant bubble makers.

What follows will be Jen's instructions on how to easily make these endlessly entertaining tools!

Bubble Solution:

12 cups Purified Water
5 cups Unscented and uncolored Dishwashing Soap ( I used Dawn)
1/2 cup Glycerin (I found mine at Hobby Lobby in the Soap Making Section)
  1. Pour the water into a bucket. I used a clean plastic container.
  2. Pour the dishwashing soap into the water. Then mix it gentle with a wooden spoon.
  3. Pour the glycerin in. Mix gently again. You don’t want ANY bubbles.

Make the Wands: 

2 Wooden Dowels ( we used 24″ dowels that I found at Walmart)
2 Eye screws
4 Washers
Cotton String (I started out with 20 pound weight butchers string but found that it was too thick, so ended up using 3 pound weight string I found at Home Depot)
  1. Drill a hole in the end of the dowel. (I just got a Dremel through the DIY Club, so this was the first thing I used if for and it worked great!)
  2. Screw the Eye Hook into the hole you just drilled until it is secure.
  3. Cut a 100-inch piece of cotton string. And another piece of string that is 70 inches. (you can make the string as long or short as you like — as long as one string is longer than the other — we wanted our bubbles BIG)
  4. Put the four washers through the 100-inch string.
  5. Put the ends of both pieces of string through one of the eye hooks and tie a knot. Do the same thing on the other eye hook. Now you should have a long string and a shorter one that runs from one dowel to the other.

How to Make Giant Bubbles:

  1. Take your bucket outside.
  2. Put the end of the dowels in the bucket and the string should be submerged.
  3. Bring the ends of the dowels up from the bubble solution, together until about chest high.
  4. Then separate the dowels by pulling them outward so the string makes a triangle — pointing down. The washers will weigh the center of the bottom string down.
  5. Step backward quickly so that the air goes through the bubble solution between the dowels and makes a bubble. 

**If you're familiar with our products, you know that we also make plastic end caps that are a different and innovative take on eye hooks that you typically have to screw in. We think those would work just as well! But now that you know what you need and how to construct them, get to work & have fun!

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