We finally had a glimpse of Spring today with some perfect weather! As a kickoff to Autism Awareness Month people around the world are blowing bubbles, because this is special to our hearts it inspired today’s project. Bubbles are a favorite in our house and can provide not only afternoons of fun but also lots of laughs! We have been experimenting with some different bubble recipes and used one of our favorites today. Did you know that adding either cornstarch or corn syrup to your bubbles can make them super strength?? It’s pretty awesome and makes them more difficult to pop; for a toddler, being able to catch a bubble on your hand is a lot of fun. Here is the recipe that we used:
6 cups of warm water
1 cup of corn syrup
2 cups dish soap
Mix all ingredients together gently so that you do not create a lot of bubbles and let it sit for about an hour.
Today we used corn syrup because I was out of cornstarch, which I prefer because I find it easier to mix. You can get the cornstarch recipe here. For other variations you can make glow in the dark bubbles or some made with glycerin and gelatin (a little more involved).
You can stop here and just blow some pretty awesome bubbles or you can divide your bubble solution into separate containers and add some food coloring. We use food coloring just about every day in my house!