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52 Weeks of Pinterest: Week 24 – Giant Bubbles!

This year I wanted to go with a resolution I would have no problem sticking to! Then as I was pinning an item on Pinterest, a light bulb flashed on above my head. Ok, maybe not literally, but this great idea popped into my head. Those of us who are Pinterest users know that we pin hundreds of things a week, but do we ever do them? So I decided this year I would do one of my pins every week. At the moment, 52 weeks of Pinterest was born. Each week I will do something I found on Pinterest rather it be a craft, new recipe, organizing technique, or whatever!

This week I decided to go with a pin from the Parenting Tips & Kid’s Activities Board: Giant Bubbles!

giant-bubble

What You Need:

6 cups water
1 cup light corn syrup
2 cups Joy dishwashing soap (If using an ultra concentrated dishwashing liquid, use only 1 1/3 cups)
A pail or bucket

It’s Summer time and the kids just want to be outside, as they should be, right moms? Looking at some fun and inexpensive activities to do with the wee ones, I decided to go with the Giant Bubbles. I mean kids LOVE bubbles and some adults will admit they do too! 🙂

Directions: 

In bucket or pail, stir water and corn syrup until combined.
Add dishwashing liquid and stir very gently until well mixed. (Try not to make any bubbles.)
Dip (don’t stir) bubble wands into bubble liquid and blow bubbles.

 

I jut made a homemade bubble wand with a wire hanger and some twine. The twine is important because it gives the bubbles something to cling to rather than just sliding off the metal hanger alone.

wand

Now, if you are smarter than me and plan on using these bubbles with more than one child, make them each their own wand or you might get some of this going on:

bubbles

It’s cute in pictures … not so much in person though! 🙂

Do I think it is necessarily important for you to use only Joy, probably not, but I did because that is what the original recipe called for.

long-bubble

The biggest thing I learned making these giant bubbles? The longer they sit still… the better they work. Day 1 was touch and go for us, but by day 2 and day 3… they were AWESOME! By day 3 they looked a lot more like giant bubbles rather than long worm bubbles. Don’t fret though, I think the worm bubbles were cooler!

We took these on a playdate at the park with some other kids and man was it fun. Other little kids at the park just walked up to us asking to join in on the fun!

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Make sure to pin this to Pinterest to save for later! If you are not following us on Pinterest, make sure to do so now so you don’t miss out on some great pins!

Hope you enjoyed Week 24 of 52 Weeks of Pinterest, come back next Saturday for another attempted pin!If you don’t want to wait a week for a new pin idea, checkout our DIY posts, there are some great ideas there as well!