Thursday, June 4, 2009

Oh What Do You Do in the Summertime?... Bubbles!

This is the first of my summer posts about creative, fun things to do with your kids during summer break! I'll share them as I find them, and let you know how they turn out.

Today? Bubbles!

One of our all-time favorite store bought toys has to be Bubble Oodles from Gymboree, we love these billions of tiny bubbles, and they don't pop right away so they're a lot of fun to play with. (Just make sure to wipe them off your furniture when they land there.)

But, in case you're like me and currently OUT of Bubble Oodles, and lacking the desire or money to drive to Gymboree to get some more, here are some "Make them yourself" bubble recipes:

*Basic Bubbles

1 cup water
2 Tablespoons dish soap

*Magic Bubbles
9 oz. water (just over a cup)
2 Tablespoons dish soap
1 Tablespoon glycerin

Please note that bubbles do best when made a day ahead of time.

Experiment with new kinds of bubble wands! Try cookie cutters, small colanders or sieves, cut holes in yogurt lids, etc.

Welcome to summer!

1 comment:

  1. we love these bubbles, thank you for introducing us to them!

    is the recipe for the magic bubbles like the bubble oodles? the bubble oodles are so nice i don't even feel bad spending money on them! BUT if it can be recreated for cheap I would be all over that!!