Ginormous Bubbles!

Ginormous Bubbles!

These amazing, giant bubbles will be a hit for sure! This bubble mixture is easy to make with ingredients you are likely to have in your home already. 

Things you will need:

  • 3 cups of water
  • 1 cup detergent (we recommend Sunlight Liquid for best results)
  • 1/4 cup cornflour
  • 1/2 tbsp baking powder
  • 2 tbsp white sugar
  • Bucket

Small Wand:

  • One firm full-sized plastic drinking straw
  • 60cm fluffy wool/string (the fine hairs make the bubbles stick!)

Ginormous Wand:

  • Two pieces fluffy string/wool (each about a metre long)
  • Two sticks or similar (each roughly 45cm long)
  • Metal nut or something heavy to thread into the middle to weigh the string down (it needs to be heavy enough to stop the string from tangling)

How to do it:

Bubble Mixture:
Mix all ingredients together in the bucket and leave to stand for at least an hour

Small Wand:
Thread the wool (60cm piece) through the straw and tie both ends of the wool together in a knot, leaving a 10cm tail. This tail will become your child's wool handle, so there is something to hold onto when dipping the wand into the bubble mixture. Your child can simply dip the wand into the bubble mixture and wave it through the air to create giant bubbles!

Ginormous Wand:
Take two pieces of string (each about a metre long). Tie or knot a small heavy weight in the middle of one of the strings. Tie one end of the strings to the top of one of the sticks and the other end of the strings to the top of the other stick. Hold the sticks so that the strings are tied to the top of the sticks.

To make bubbles, simply dip the strings of the wand into the mixture so it is totally covered. Take out and move the wand slowly until a giant bubble appears. Try holding one handle in each hand and slowly pulling them apart until your bubble appears (this may require some practice!)

What learning is occuring:

  • Early maths concepts e.g., measuring size and quantities
  • Early science concepts e.g., how bubbles float in the air 
  • Language development
  • Large muscle and small muscle movements