Link Up Party and Super Giant Bubbles Kit!


 

Super giant bubbles are addicting to young and old. Here is a tutorial on how- to make your own “Super Giant Bubbles Kit”.  Kids would love to receive this as a gift or even help make the kit.  I made the simple drawstring sack to hold the bubble kit supplies.  The bubble recipe is shown below and I share the **secret** ingredient to help make the giant bubbles last longer.

My teenage daughter enjoyed herself while making these super giant bubbles in our backyard. Like I said, “fun for all ages”! The colors and shapes produced are mesmerizing!

 

Bubble Kit Supplies:
1 bowl – purchased at the dollar store
1 bottle of “Super Giant Bubble Solution” recipe below
1 Set of Bubble Wand Sticks (instructions below)
Cloth sack to keep everything together
Bubble Wand Sticks:
2 wood dowels 3 feet in length
2 eye screws
1 washer (heavy enough to weigh down cord)
12 feet cotton piping cord (can be found in sewing stores)
cut into two lengths one 8 feet and one 4 feet

 

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I used Dawn (blue) dish washing soap.  The recipe is cloudy at first but gets clear after a day or so. Stir occasionally to help dissolve the cornstarch. If  you want your bubbles to have a little more staying power, here is an important part of the recipe mix a tube (3 oz.) of personal lubricant (yes, that is correct) with 1 cup of very warm water – mix well. After it cooled I added the water/lubricant to the above recipe. The lubricant was purchased at the dollar store. This recipe is the exact solution we used to make the giant bubbles (shown above) including the addition of personal lubricant : )

 

For further instructions on how-to use the bubble wand sticks and also a free printable of SUPER cute bubble kit labels and super giant bubble “instructions” click here.
Now on to some SUPER fun stuff Our first ever Summer Camp Link-Up Party!

 

And now for the Link-up Party Guidelines…
The Link-Up Party is open to ideas/projects for summertime fun that you’ve made or created and would like to share!  For example – crafts, games, art, recipes, parties, sewing, summer activities, books, recipes – all of the link-ups should be related to fun with kids (babies, kids or teens)
No linking to selling sites or giveaways.
Have fun and leave some love (comments) and visit some amazing bloggers.
Please link to your direct blog post and not your general blog address.
Enter your project description in the “name” section of the link form.
Please, please, please link back to  Design Dazzle so others can share in the awesomeness! 

This Summer Camp link-up party will be open until Thursday, July 7th at midnight. By entering our link up party, you are giving Design Dazzle permission to use any part of your post including pictures.Linking up to theses awesome sites…
Somwhatsimple ,
Justagirl, Findingfabulous,  
Fingerprintsonthefridge, TidyMom, Whipperberry,


 
Posted on July 1, 2011
 
Categories: creative ideas, diy tutorials & creative ideas, holiday awesomeness, link up parties, summer camp

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  1. Jennifer Dawn says:
    July 1, 2011

    Thanks for hosting! I love the bubble idea. My daughter adores bubbles, so I may have to try to make a bubble kit for her. :) Sorry if I got carried away on the links…I could have gone on and on with great summer ideas, but I stopped at four.

  2. Randi~Dukes and Duchesses says:
    July 1, 2011

    The bubble kit idea is so great … how fun for a little summer gift.

    And I love this idea for a linky party. Thanks for hosting!

  3. Debbie says:
    July 2, 2011

    I liked Shabby Apple on Facebook!

  4. Debbie says:
    July 2, 2011

    Hard decision, but I think I like Park Fountains in Mustard the best!

  5. Debbie says:
    July 2, 2011

    I am a Design Dazzle follower on Facebook!

  6. Debbie says:
    July 2, 2011

    I was already a Design Dazzle blog follower! Love it! Keep the good stuff coming! :)

  7. Lizard Rae says:
    July 5, 2011

    I want the tutorial on that drawstring bag! That's adorable. I love the green/orange combo too!

  8. Tim, Allyson, and kids says:
    July 5, 2011

    Can't wait for the how-to to use this wand. Looks super fun!

  9. Alisha says:
    July 12, 2011

    Love to see the how to on the bubble wand.

  10. Sue Johnson says:
    July 23, 2011

    I made the solution for the giant bubbles, (followed the directions exactly), but the cornstarch never did dissolve, even after LOTS of stirring. Any suggestions from anyone? Such a cute idea…hope I can make it work! Thanks!

  11. Robin says:
    March 25, 2012

    Hii, I had the same problem with my cornstarch not dissolving. Any ideas?

  12. Anonymous says:
    June 8, 2012

    My corn starch doesn't dissolve either, and I've been stirring every couple of hours. I tried making little bubbles (with a wand from a bottle of bubbles) while the corn starch was settled, and then again after I stirred it and the bubbles seem about the same either way. I feel like I wasted corn starch though.

  13. DesignDazzle.blogspot.com says:
    June 12, 2012

    My corn starch never fully dissolved – it wasn't a problem. However, as long as you add the secret ingredient (personal lubricant) the recipe works great for large bubbles. This is a recipe for giant bubbles. It might work for small bubbles – not sure! Humidity plays a big factor when creating giant bubbles. Mornings and evenings usually have higher humidity.

  14. Anonymous says:
    June 24, 2012

    Hum… this did not work for me at all. I followed the exact recipe, and let it sit overnight. I was not able to get one bubble from the solution. I am not sure what is going wrong…

  15. entreat says:
    July 15, 2012

    So maybe instead of cornstarch & EXPENSIVE lubricant (gosh… can't say I have too mauch of that laying around for the odd crafting moment…), people use Glycerine, or Corn Syrup. I have used glycerine to stabilise the bubbles in bubble mixes before.

    The corn flour/starch addition seems like a waste, especially if it's not dissolving. MAYBE someone could try cooking it down with a cup or two of water in a pot on the stove before adding it to the mix. That should help it dissolve.

    And I guess "Personal Lubricant" was a bit to 'WTF??' to put in the recipe graphic that is virally pinned on Pinterest!

  16. Natalie says:
    July 27, 2012

    I mixed the 1C cornstarch into the 12C water in a pot cooked on Medium heat until gel formed. Then mixed in other ingredients. Worked AWESOME!

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