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HIP’s Summer Challenge Week #6: Homemade Bubbles

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As I mentioned here, my family is currently on the East Coast visiting my dad and grandmother. Since the weather greatly improved over the weekend (we were so ready for some sunshine; check out this post to see what I mean!), it was time to get the kiddos outside to enjoy something fun for the entire family.

So for Week #6 of HIP’S Summer Challenge, we decided to make our own Homemade Bubbles. Besides the fact that bubbles are fun for both the young and old, I love that the homemade version only requires 3 ingredients: water, Karo Light Corn Syrup and Dishwashing Liquid (we opted for Dawn)! I followed the recipe found here and it worked really well!

As you can see from the pictures, it was quite a success! My dad (known as “Papa Ed”) even got in on the bubble action and may have even enjoyed it more than the kiddos. 😉

Have you ever created homemade bubbles?!

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HIP’s Summer Challenge

Every Monday throughout this summer, I will be publishing a Weekly Post centered around different activities that I have personally done with my 3 kiddos (ages 6, 8, and 11) for around $10 or less. You can check out previous Summer Challenge posts here:

HIP’s Summer Challenge Week #5: Homemade Slip N’ Slide (Inexpensive, Durable and Reusable!)
HIP’s Summer Challenge Week #4: FREE Movie Night at the Local Park
HIP’s Summer Challenge Week #3: Picking Strawberries at Local Idaho Farm
HIP’s Summer Challenge Week #2: Making Monsters University Scarers
HIP’s Summer Challenge Week #1: Bowling for Free[/h2s_box]

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  1. dealhousewife

    i was wanting to check out the slip n slide post, but it’s the same as the movie night link…

  2. Stacy

    I learned the trick of cutting the bottom off the coffee creamer container. Such as international delight. Scrub the jug clean. Then put the cut part in the bubble solution and blow out the the spout portion. Much easier way to blow bubbles.

    • J

      Ooohhh, good idea about the creamer bottle, have one in the fridge with just a bit left. And I can’t wait to try the bubbles, store bought ones haven’t been working so well for us. Thanks, ladies!!!!

  3. sue

    Yes! we also make our own play dough, chalk, slime, crayons, and finger paint. I got this old cook book from my mother and it had a whole section of kids DIY recipes.

  4. April

    I saw something on the internet about glow in the dark bubbles. You break a glow stick and pour it into the bubbles. I would think this would be dangerous as a skin and eye irritant. Does anyone know of how you might do it a safer way?

    • Nicole

      Maybe add some glow in the dark kids paint?

    • Christine

      I would check the label. My son bit into a glow stick when he was younger with no problems. We had a couple of years where it seemed like we were calling poison control every few weeks (he has autism and has since outgrown that–thank goodness).

    • April

      I looked around on the internet a little more and see you can add tonic water and use a black light. It sounds neat but I would want the tonic water solution outside cause of the stickiness which seems impractical with a black light out side….hmm maybe a black light flashlight? I will keep pondering.
      I also came across people using the homemade bubble solution with a baby pool and a hula hoop…looks like fun 🙂

  5. summer

    We use that solution to make a bubble snake. Cut end of water bottle off. Rubberband washcloth over end. Dip in solution and blow through water bottle top. Snakes of bubbles. Very cool

  6. pharm_chick

    do we need the karo syrup or can it work with just soap and water? i ask since i dont have karo at home…

    • Ambo

      I’ve heard 10 cups water per one cup dish soap. I”ve also hear Olay dawn soap makes the best bubbles. I learned this from “the bubble guy” that did a demonstration at the Library we attend. I haven’t tried it myself.

    • holly

      Add sugar.

  7. Vishnu

    We add glycerine instead on corn syrup, I think it is mainly to keep skin soft and protect from harsh soap in dish washing fluid.

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