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Make these soap bubbles to learn about surface tension and water in these easy science experiments.





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Making Bubbles

You will need

small bottle of glycerin
dish soap
1 cup water
wire or bubble wand


Bubble mixture recipe

1 T glycerin
2 T dish soap
1 cup water

Mix the ingredients above together in a small container.
Twist the wire into a loop to make a wand.
Dip it into the bubble mixture and carefully blow onto the loop to release your bubbles.

Result

Dishwashing liquid can stretch out very thinly, so it stretches across the wand or loop and even around the pockets of air that you blow into it to create a bubble.




Variation - Giant Bubbles

Mix about 4 times the quantity of bubble mixture above in a larger, flattish container.
Bend a wire coat-hanger into a square or circular shape to make a giant wand.
Wind wool or string around the wire loop.
Dip it into the bubble mixture and wave it carefully through the air to release a giant bubble.

See my son, at age four, below with his giant bubbles created with a modified coat hanger!

Giant Soap Bubbles Giant Soap Bubbles


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