- How To Make Super Huge Practically Unpoppable Bubbles
Bode, Lilly and I tried our hands at making a giant bubble “machine” and super huge practically unpoppable bubbles. Both are so easy and fun! Find out how below!
Here’s How to Make the Tucker’s Amazing Bubble Machine
Step 1. It is not high-tech. Just tie a heavy string or rope to two sticks. Any sticks will work as long as you can use them as handles to make the rope do what you want. We unscrewed the long wooden sticks from our broom and mop. Perfecto!
Step 2. Next, you get an old bucket of some sort, and you make the top-secret bubble mix.
This pic shows how really low-tech the bubble machine is. Two sticks and some rope, people! You can do this.
Does this one look like a giant ant head to anyone else?
Fly! Be free, bubble! But never forget where you came from.
Oh, the excitement! I ask you, who doesn’t love giant bubbles? That’s me, still in my painting apron, because around the corner in the backyard are freshly painted canvases. That cabinet in the background? Nope, we don’t have time to refinish that just yet.
And now, what you’ve been waiting for:
Tucker’s Top Secret Unpoppable Bubble Recipe
Step 1: Buy 1 bottle of Dawn detergent, or any other kind of dish soap you get at Dollar Store. I am a bit partial to Dawn because it seems to work a little better, but only a little. You’ll also need water and corn syrup. Some people use glycerin. I don’t. Because honestly I don’t even know what glycerin is and it sounds too hard.
Step 2: Depending how many bubbles you want to make, pour a gallon (16 cups) of water into a big plastic bin. Like, BIG. Large enough that you can dip your magic bubble machine parts into it. Add the entire bottle of dish soap and stir gently.
Step 3A: Finally add 1 cups corn syrup and stir gently again. You could also use 1 cup of white sugar from the opened bag hat’s been sitting in your cupboard forever, because now your family uses agave, or stevia, or anything besides the evil white sugar. If you use evil sugar instead, stir until granules dissolve. I don’t know why sugar makes the bubbles last longer, it just does. Which probably makes the sugar happy, as it quickly is losing its long-held societal stature.
Step 3B: On second thought, let the kids stir the ingredients! You have other things to do! Remind them to not sip the colorful, sweet-smelling syrup because they WILL want to. It will remind them of Jell-O.
Step 4: Dunk the strings in the bucket, and let them soak for oh, 5-10 seconds.
Step 5: Slowly pull out the strings of your magic bubble machine using your fancy handles, and then walk back slowly until a giant bubble releases. If you can’t do it, your kids will be able to figure it out.