Tiny Bubbles

Do the waiting for spring blues got you down? Well, here’s a great idea that will cheer you up, it doesn’t cost much, it’s fun for the whole family and animals love to participate. What is it? BLOWING BUBBLES!Charles Edward Wilson_Blowing Bubbles

I guess blowing bubbles is like one of the first things humans did to entertain themselves, well right after they invented soap and bathing. Good for humans – they know how to have a good time!

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If you don’t have any store bought bubbles at home ( I always keep a few bottles on hand – I have my priorites straight) you can easily make some of your own with stuff you’ve probably got already.

Easy Bubble Recipe:  6 parts water, 2 parts Joy dishwashing liquid (they say this brand works the best), and 3/4 part corn syrup. After you make it, store in a covered container. Use pipe cleaners or bent wire hangers for bubble wands.  Experiment with what you find at home to see what kind of bubbles you can blow.

The secret ingredient for sturdy, colorful bubbles is Glycerine (available at most pharmacies). Soft water is good for bubbles. Any water containing high levels of iron is bad for bubbles. To get the best mixture, try using distilled water. But first try it with the tap water at your house (and you may be one of those lucky people who have a built in bubble water faucet…)

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Cats and dogs and little kids love to chase bubbles – it’s such a blast to just run around and have a good time! You must try this. On a nice day, maybe pack some sanwiches and lemonade and make a quick picnic to the park and take your bubble solution with you – a fun family outing that costs so little! Don’t forget to take your camera and capture some of those great moments!  Even if you don’t have kids, take some friends or your honey – get out of the house, you’ve been cooped up too long. Blow some bubbles and feel young and free! Please don’t wear this hairstyle though. Only this guy can pull it off, and he’s struggling with it.

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