Have you ever wondered how bubbles are made? And why the shape is round? Typically, you can blow bubbles with any mixture of soap and water, but with a little add ons you can get bigger and stronger bubbles. You can find out more about bubbles here, so read further.
Here’s a recipe to make stronger bubbles:
First, measure 6 cups of water into a container, then pour 1 cup of dish soap into the water and slowly stir it until the soap is mixed in. Try not to let the foam or bubbles form while you stir. Measure 1 tablespoon of glycerin or ¼ cup of corn syrup then add into the container. Stir the solution until it is mixed together.
You can use the solution right away, but to make even better bubbles, we suggest you put the lid on the container and let the super bubble solution sit overnight. Keep in mind that if you use “Ultra” dish soap, then you need to double the amount of glycerin or corn syrup.
Next is to dip a bubble wand or straw into the mixture, slowly pull it out, wait a few seconds, and then blow. Let’s see how big of a bubble and how many bubbles can you make in one breath. You can make your won bubble wand by cutting off the end of the bulb of a plastic pipet. You just have to dip the cut end in solution and blow throught he narrow end.
The soap mixture on the outside of a bubble is actually made of three very thin layers; soap, water, and another layer of soap. This ‘sandwich’ that is on the outside of a bubble is called soap film. A bubble pops when the water that is trapped between the layers of soap evaporates. The glycerin or corn syrup mixes with the soap to make it thicker. The thicker skin of the glycerin bubbles will keep the water from evaporationg as quickly to make them last longer. With this, not only they will last longer, it also makes them stronger, so you can blow bigger bubbles.
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Did you know that playing bubbles is great for children with autism?