Giant bubbles

Making giant bubbles was surprisingly simple! Our recipe for giant bubbles came from Instructables here. There is a short video of the bubbles on our Facebook page.

Recipe:

6 cups water (distilled is best, used tapwater)
1/2 cup green Original Fairy Liquid
1/2 cup cornflour
1 tbsp baking powder (not baking soda)
1 tbsp Glycerine

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You will also need a bucket and at least two wands for a group; for each wand you will need:

2x 12mm dowel cut into 45 cm lengths (with pilot hole drilled in the top)
1x 45cm & 1x 90cm pieces of double braided cotton piping (we had some braided nylon string at home that we used instead, which worked fine)
2 x Screw Eyes 30mm Pack – £0.18
1 x Washer (eg M10)

Excellent how-to instructions here

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DSCF1255 … mix your ingredients together in a bucket. It seems to get stronger the longer you leave it before use. The above recipe was enough for twelve young people to share with two wands for an hour.

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Give the young people the mixture… and be ready with a camera! Dip the wand in the bucket, pull it out slowly, keeping the loop open, and walk backwards. The best weather for bubbles is not windy and slightly overcast.

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