My kids LOVE bubbles! It’s one of our main, non-candy bribes (yes, we bribe sometimes, I’m admitting it!), it’s in every stocking and gets gifted to all three cousins every birthday so that no jealousy or fighting occurs. We’ve even successfully killed a bubble machine and it’s back on our gift list this year for Christmas. That said, I don’t know a kid that doesn’t love bubbles. From pure amazement and just entertainment for TOTS to crazy skill as a SCHOOLY, bubbles in themselves are pure MAGIC.
And as magic would have it the Buitenspeel Bubble wand presented itself to beebeebox at just the right time to be included in our Once Upon a Time… Box.
So to use your bubble wand successfully you’ll need to mix up a special giant bubble potion. Don’t use store bought mixes! They DON’T work! ( I tried it, because I was lazy… NO, let’s call it impatient / curious.)
There are tons of recipes out there for giant bubbles, and we tried a couple. This one was most successful, but I have no doubt that we will be trying out some more in the future.
What you need:
6 Cups of Purified water
½ Cup of Sunlight liquid
½ Cup of Corn Flour
1 TBSP Baking Powder
1 TBSP Glycerin (Dischem)
What to do:
Mix all your ingredients together GENTLY, you want as little bubbles as possible! (Use a bowl/container that is big enough and can go outside.)
Miika loved this part, we were pretending to be witches brewing a potion. We did some awesome measuring and counting (TIP: using smaller measuring cups and having your child figure out how many they’ll need is a sneaky way to bring some maths into this play.)
We also pretended that that our potion could possibly explode if we weren’t gentle enough.
We could already see the bubble blowing possibilities, when the wind blew some bubbles through the holes of the spatula we were using.
Then comes the hard part: Leaving your potion for at least an hour. (Some magic / white lie / pretending also worked here.)
And then make bubbles: Our kids went crazy! And I’d be lying if I didn’t admit we/Ryan and I didn’t have fun too. Might have been more of a competition. Whatever.
This play never got old! Miiks and Wren tried and explored different techniques, squealed at every success and made up the most wonderfulest stories about floating away in a bubble every time an extra large bubble got too close.
We are positive you beebeeboxers will have as much fun! Just give it a go!