Step 1: Parts for the Bubble Maker
2 wooden dowel rods
2 eye screws
a few washers
For the dowel rods i used 3/8" by 48" long $0.84 each
The cotton cord is braided cotton cord 1/8"x45' $2.97
Eye screws are 1 1/16" $2.99 for a pack of 12
washers i had lying around
So for around $8.00 you have one and enough supplies to build more if you buy more dowel rods.Witch i recommend because when the other kids on the block see huge bubbles they come running, believe me.
Step 2: Assembly
2) cut two lengths of the cord one 70 inches the other 100 inches
3) slide a few washes to the middle of the long cord ( needed for weight ) i used 3 small ones
4) tie one one of both cords to one eye screw and the other ends to the other screw
TA DA your done! what you should have now when you hold it up is a upside down triangle see how the washer hold down the bottom length of cord.
Step 3: The Mix
12 cups of water
1 cup of cornstarch
1 cup of dish liquid ( dawn brand works best but any will do )
2 tablespoons of baking powder (not baking soda)
and the SECRET INGREDIENT is a few oz. of "personal liquid lubricant" yes i know this sounds funny but it has Glycerin in it that make the bubbles larger with out popping. You can buy the Glycerin at a hobby shop if you dont want to get the funny looks at the store buying the lube but it cost more the the lube.
mix it all together in a large bowl or bucket it will be cloudy and if it sits for awhile the cornstarch will for a paste in the bottom but stir it back up and it will still be good. i have keep the stuff for a week before and it was still good after stirring
Step 4: Now the MAGIC
i also love the view you get from making them because you are the one who can look down the bubble from the inside,
made this for my kid but she always has to say " dad its my turn " , who dont like huge bubbles????
In case you were wondering the redneck setup in the background is a pvc " sprinkler " i made for her to play under and ride her bike through on hot days. cost for that $12.00
Well thanks for reading and leave a comment to let me know what you think.