Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Summer + Bubbles = Fun, Fun, Fun!

I have always loved bubbles!  Bubbles in my bath, Bubbles in my Champagne, lol, & as soon as my girls could toddle we were outside blowing bubbles.  Using the wands, whether homemade or bought are super fun!  We, also, love bubble machines! One time, our neighbors from two streets over saw the bubbles in their yard and came running to play with us.  I had no idea that bubbles would get that far!  It was a fun, fun afternoon! 
Just like with any other kiddo activity, if it’s liquid it will end of spilling!  We had one particular day that almost turned gray when it was discovered that there was NOMOREBUBBLEJUICE!  Oh NO!  The nightmare!!  When the plan is to blow bubbles it’s hard to steer a toddler away from that plan.  Oh, unless you have chalk, chalk will normally steer them away from anything!  Ha!  Alas, bubble juice needs to be kept in quantities!  Instead of buying it in bulk, why not make yourself up a batch with ingredients that you probably already have handy?  
Easy Peasy Bubbles!!
4 cups of warm water
½ cup Dish Soap (I prefer blue Dawn)
½ cup sugar (granulated)
Stir together the sugar and warm water until dissolved then add the dish soap.  That’s it!  Now it’s time to Enjoy! 
I made mine for a gallon container with a pourer so my girls can fill up their own bubble bottles.  They are a little older now so every now and then the bottles lids are too tight for them but other than that, I get to sit back, watch and of course, take pics of their enjoyment! 
Gallon Recipe -
12 cups warm/hot water
1 ½ cups Dawn dish soap
1 ½ cups sugar

I pour the sugar and water in the container and stir until dissolved then I add the Dawn and stir with a large wooden spoon.
If you want to be real creative how about creating your own bubble blowing wands with wire & beads or by just shaping pipe cleaners
And now how about a recipe just FOR you!? 

(these measurements are for whatever sized container that works best for you.  I used a recycled jar of chicken bullion cubes)
1/3 (Your favorite smelling) Dish Soap (I have just discovered Dawn Escapes Hawaiian Pineapple YUM! )
1/3 Table Salt
1/3 Granulated Sugar
Blend together until smooth.  Leave it for 24 hours and then Enjoy!  I rinse my hands with warm water and then pour a nickel sized amount in my palm and then I rub my hands together.  Rinse with warm water & You will have THE softest hands EVER!!
Have a glorious rest of your summer!