That’s right…a Shakespeare reference here on Sounds Fun Mom. This is not your average blog, friends.
Have you ever made your own bubble solution? It’s not an original idea by any means, but until recently I’d never tried it. Considering you can get vats of it at the dollar store, it just seemed kind of crazy, and all the recipes I found used glycerin, which is expensive and requires a special trip (you can get it at most pharmacies, and I suspect, Michaels).
Well, I found some recipes that use corn syrup (like Karo) instead! Who knows why I have corn syrup, but I do, so no extra trip or expense was required. Now, I think the glycerin would have given them a bit of that extra bounce, but we had great fun anyway. Here is a big list of recipes courtesy of the bubbly folks at bubbleblowers.com.
We used Anne’s from the middle of the page. It doesn’t matter how much you make, as long as you keep the ratios the same. We used Joy dish soap, and we made a giant casserole dish full for the cost of the small bottle of Joy and maybe 1/4 of the bottle of Karo syrup.
As you can see, the bubbles were Awesome! We’ve definitely never gotten results like this from the standard stuff. Do note that when I first published this post, at least one reader mentioned that the sweetness of the Karo might attract bees. Yipes! While this wasn’t my experience, if you have a kiddo with an allergy, please consider yourself warned and proceed with caution!
If you’ve got your own recipe for bubbles, or a favorite way to create them or play with them, leave a comment or drop me a line!
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