Published May 17, 2023, 6:20 p.m. by Violet Harris
Making giant bubbles is a fun science experiment that you can do at home with your kids. All you need is some bubble solution, a wand, and a little patience.
Here's a recipe for making your own giant bubbles:
1. Combine the dish soap, water, and sugar in a large bowl and mix until the sugar is dissolved.
2. Dip your wand into the solution and blow gently to create giant bubbles.
3. If the bubbles aren't forming, try adding more dish soap to the mixture.
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Hey! Welcome to Beals Science! I have spent 12 months exploring giant bubbles
and wands and testing recipes and it's been Bubble madness for an entire year
and finally I'm able to bring you the very best giant bubble recipes that I
found and the best ways to make a wand. I'm gonna show you how to do all of it
because I think you'll find out once you make some bubbles
especially giant bubbles there's something just really magical about it!
Here we go! Giant bubbles on Beals Science! Yeah!
When I tell you that we have tested just about every recipe that we could find to
make giant bubbles I'm not lying, in fact, I had my students working on
different recipes, I had them testing different recipes, and ultimately we
started to boil it down to the very best ones, and then we took those and tested
them even further. We tested them in different conditions,
we tested them to different sizes, we tested them with different wands, we've
tested it all! And one thing is for certain, you know testing bubble recipes
is fun for all ages! We had three main requirements for our
bubble solution recipes: number one they had to be easy to make. Some of the
recipes out there far too complicated. Number two: they had to store well. Some
of the recipes molded, we don't want mold. And number three: well, it's got to
make big bubbles! This is number one.
These are the supplies you're gonna need. The Dawn dish soap that I'm using works
really, really well. There are other options out there and you'll see down in
the description there's a link. I'm gonna take you to somewhere where you can look
at all the different options for soap. As far as the water, make sure you're using
distilled water not tap water, it can introduce a lot of impurities. These
other things: the J-Lube the Surgilube and the glycerol, those ones
don't necessarily mix into water very well so you're gonna see at the end of
this I'm going to remind you to let this whole thing sit for
at least 24 hours. I've found when it sits for seven days or longer it
actually gets better and better and better. In fact, I have some solution that
sat for three months and it still worked perfectly well so it met the requirement
that it stores well and does not mold.
There are a lot of bubble recipes on the internet that will make bubbles this
size, maybe a little bit smaller, maybe a little bit bigger. And they work just
fine but they don't meet those requirements that I said earlier and if
you want to make giant massive bubbles you've got to go with a recipe like this
because the other ones just don't stand up. How do I know? Well, we tested them!
We tested them all! And this is my number one favorite recipe!
My number two
favorite recipe is this one. The reason I like it? It's much more simple. I really
feel like anybody can make this recipe and still make very big bubbles. Now they
may not be quite as big as a recipe number one but for most people you're
not trying to make 20 foot bubbles, you're just trying to make big bubbles
in the backyard! So this one would be just fine for you.
We've made dozens and dozens of bubble wands this one is my absolute favorite
because anybody can make it if you've got an old t-shirt laying around you can
make this one. And, it works really, really well and if you have some good thick
yarn sitting around the house or if you have some nice cotton string you can use
that too. But I really like this t-shirt method.
The giant bubble wand is much more complicated but of course as you can see
it will allow you to make giant, giant bubbles. The mop head is made up of a few
strand, they're just really, really long. But you got to get it apart first to get to
those strands. "This takes forever. Forever ever..." but that's why I went with the mop,
is because it's made to absorb! I have officially spent two hours dismantling
the mop head. Although it takes a long time to get it apart because it's not meant to
come apart. I want it thicker so we're gonna braid
these three together. It's got nice absorbent string.
That's a good braid! That's what we need to trap all that bubble juice in
there. Very nice! I did test out a couple different types of cotton rope but it
was never as good as the mop. Well, I'm choosing to use a 12-foot crappie
fishing pole which is just a really simple fishing pole that's all nested
inside itself so that we can get some massive bubbles with this thing! There seems to
be a constant debate on the internet about how long do I make my string or my
wick I found that six foot on each side works
really well. Much larger than that, I had trouble getting bubbles that held
together for very long. But of course, that's where you experiment. Now to
attach this I just took some wire and put it on the crappie pole and then I
attached little hooks so that I could change out all my different wick or all
my different wand fabric and then me and my lab assistant, we make bubbles!
We make giant bubbles. We take it everywhere we go. And everybody loves
the giant bubbles.
Aren't the giant bubbles amazing! I'm telling you, get out there try these
recipes or try to make your own, I think you're gonna find they're absolutely
magical! We've got a ton of stuff going on at Beals Science or BealsScience.com, hit
the subscribe button down there, please?! And I'll keep making more videos! But I
want to remind you - Keep on Learning! Thanks for watching!
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