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Summertime is a great time for making bubbles.
Children never seem to tire of blowing and watching them.


  • Discovering rainbows on big bubbles.
  • Making bubbles of various sizes.
  • Inventing new ways to make bubbles.
  • Watching bubbles float and descend.
  • Popping bubbles.

  • Buy or make some bubble solution.
    • RECIPES: Mix ¾ cup liquid soap with ¼ cup glycerin (available at drug stores) and 2 quarts water in a large cake pan.
      OR - Mix up ¼ cup Joy dishwashing detergent with ½ cup water. Add a few drops of food coloring, plus 1 teaspoon sugar. Let the solution set over night.
  • Have your child dip a bubble maker into the liquid and then wave it through the air.

CAUTION: Be sure to supervise bubble play to help avoid bubble solution in the eyes.

  • Wire coat hangers formed into a circle.
  • Plastic lids with the centers cut out.
  • Plastic soda can holders.
  • Tear out the bottom of a paper cup and dip the top rim into the solution and then blow through the bottom.
  • Tie 4-10 straws together, then dip them into the bubble solution and blow from the opposite end.

EXTENSIONS: You might let your child experiment with other kitchen utensils, such as, sieves, strainers, or anything with holes in it.