This was a completely kid directed activity. While I was finishing up a conference call my daughter was digging through the kitchen drawers and found her whisks. These were bought for her to play with and as I hung up she showed me that she had opened them up to make flowers. Immediately I said to her ” do you know what I think we could use those for?”
“Bubbles!” was her response and I was giddy to see that we were on the same page. I dug through my pantry to see if we had any corn syrup to make the bubble solution I used to make in day camps 400 years ago. It was hiding behind the cookies that I had hidden behind the pasta.
Here is my NOT AT ALL precise recipe for homemade bubble solution.
1 tablespoon of corn syrup
1/4 cup of dish soap
fill the rest of the measuring up ( 2 cups) with warm water and stir.
I made the first batch myself but she helped with the second.
She LOVED this. The bubbles weren’t great to blow out of the whisks but if you dipped them in and then waved your arms and they made huge big bubbles.
She practiced and sometimes they were little , but sometimes they were huge. What I adored about this incredibly simple activity is that she was attacking it like an experiment ( with zero input from me to suggest she should) and tried to recreate the big bubbles by following what worked and avoiding the actions that resulted in the little bubbles.
this is a great variation of teh classic bubble blowing activity. Do you happen to remember where you bought the whisks? I’d like to find some that can be brought into the original form after the bubble play 🙂
Allison McDonald says
Jennifer Tammy says
The white corn syrup in Canada is like $5/bottle… adding this to my cross-border shopping list.
Allison McDonald says
Are you serious? It’s been a while since I bought anything but the candy I can’t get in the states when I go home to visit ( ketchup chips too! ).
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