Big soap bubbles iridescent in rainbow colors – for children they are the biggest thing, for adults they are still fascinating and a wonderful childhood memory. In order to make soap bubbles, you don’t always have to resort to the small, expensive blowball bottles from the supermarket, soap bubbles can also be easily made yourself. The homemade soapy water is a cheap alternative for children’s birthday parties, but it is also a lot of fun to experiment with different mixtures to make the optimal soap bubble.
What you need:
- 2 teaspoons dish soap
- 2 tsp powdered sugar
- 300 ml water (preferably distilled)
- 1 tsp glycerin
- a long piece of wire
Production of soap bubble suds
- To make soap bubbles, mix the two teaspoons of washing-up liquid with the same amount of icing sugar in a bowl with a whisk. All of the sugar lumps should have dissolved, but the mixture should foam as little as possible. The easiest way to avoid lumps is to sift the icing sugar into the washing-up liquid.
- Slowly add the water and stir the mixture. Here, too, it is important to avoid foam as much as possible.
- Stir one teaspoon of glycerin into the bubble mixture. Glycerine is available in pharmacies and causes the soap bubbles to become more stable.
- The soapy water must now be drawn through for some time – at least until any foam that may have formed has disappeared.
Making the Bubble Ring
- Meanwhile, you can take care of the bubble ring, which you can easily make out of wire.
- Bend the wire into the desired shape (there are no limits to your imagination – it doesn’t always have to be the classic round soap bubbles). Don’t forget to bend a long piece of wire at the end of the ring for a handle.
- The smaller the bubble ring, the easier it is to make bubbles. So small puff rings are more suitable for smaller children , while more ambitious bubble makers can also try their hand at larger ones.
- You now have to wrap the part of the ring in which the soap bubble is to form with wool so that the soapy water can stick to it better.