For a long time we've been planning to make a sauce and blow us some giant bubbles. We all love bubbles, many a time I've used them to distract from an angry moment or soothe a tired and sad little soul. And so what could be better than giant bubbles?
I mixed the soup up one evening so it could sit overnight as I'd read it worked better when it was left alone for a while. The first day we tried was a blustery, coldish day with quite a bit of humidity in the air. I'd heard damp days were better but we found out that wind is a disaster, we couldn't blow a single bubble! The kids quickly got disappointed and as it was a week of single parenting I forgot all about it and left the bowl of liquid out there for a few days festering.
Well festering can't have been too bad because several days later we decided to have another go and what joy, giant bubbles floating across the garden, up and away into the sunny skies. The weather was a lot drier and their was little to no wind.
Since then the mix has stayed outside and is slowly being used up as and when anybody gets a feeling they'd like to blow a bubble.
Here's the mix I used more or less, we did have to tweak it a bit.
- 1 cup Dreft washing up liquid (Dreft is Belgian, I heard it worked well for this so picked it up last year when we were in Brussels but I'm sure other brands work well too).
- 4 tablespoons glycerin
- 4 tablespoons cornflour
- 4 cups water
I hope you enjoy it too if you give it a try. There really is something magical about bubbles.