Activity 5 – Bubble Making
Nothing marks the beginning of summer like bubbles. There are so many great ways to enjoy bubbles and this activity allows your child to make their own.
Measuring and numbers will be the hidden learning factor of this fun activity. Below are the ingredients and measurements to make a homemade bubble solution. I have also included some great websites that show you how to create different sized bubbles.
- 6 cups of water
- 1/2 cup of dish detergent ( I used Dawn, I read it works better)
- 1/2 cup corn starch
- 1 tbsp of glycerine
- 1 tbsp of baking powder
This recipe came from the Happy Hooligans
All of the ingredients need to be mixed in slowly with the water. It is best to start with the corn starch, working to have it dissolve as much as possible. The recipe stated that you should wait an hour before using the solution, so while we waited for this solution we made an easier and faster solution, which is listed below.
Take this opportunity to show your child the difference between 1 cup and a 1/2 cup. Show them a tablespoon and a teaspoon and ask which one do they think holds more.
This activity also teaches your child how to follow directions and patience. Snap some pictures of your bubble day, post to Instagram, and tag thebluedeskblog.