Making and blowing bubbles with your kids is one of the most carefree pastimes imaginable - giggles guaranteed! And yet, blowing bubbles without knowing these simple bubble recipe secrets can turn your bubble fun into a "bust"! With these simple bubble recipe secrets, making super-sized long-lasting bubbles is a cinch.
1. Adding glycerin to your bubble mix makes bubbles stronger. Glycerin can be found in your local pharmacy.
2. Use distilled water instead of tap water. Tap water tends to be "hard" and is not good for making bubbles. If yours is "soft", you have the perfect water for good "bubbleology".
3. Prepare your bubble solution in advance and store it overnight in the refrigerator before using it.
4. Dry surfaces pop bubbles, so make sure your bubble wand, your hands, and anything your bubble may touch is wet.
5. Let the bubble maker soak in the bubble solution a few minutes prior to using.
6. Clear any suds or foam from surface of mixture before making bubbles. Don't slosh the wand around in the solution. Suds and foam are "bubble-busters".
7. Overcast, cool and humid days are the best weather conditions for blowing bubbles. Avoid hot, dry or windy days, or at least find a shady spot out of the wind.
8. "Throw" bubbles, don't blow bubbles. Move your wand in a slow fluid motion.
9. Many small bubbles instead of one big one means you are probably blowing too hard.
10. Finish your bubble with a quick twist of the wrist to seal it before if flies away.
Adults and kids alike can learn these simple techniques to become expert "bubbleologists".
Note: Exercise care when children are using bubble mix. It can be very slippery on the ground, and will sting if it gets in the eyes.
Patricia B. Jensen is a mother of three and kids party enthusiast. She is the webmaster and owner of Kids-Party-Paradise.com [http://www.kids-party-paradise.com] - a complete resource for kids party ideas including invitations, cakes, decorations, games, costumes, favors, and food. For all the latest party news, read her Kids Party Blog.
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